Maybe, the month.
In his concise, elegant book, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper, Brant Pitre, a professor of sacred scripture at the Notre Dame seminary at New Orleans, attempts the scholarly equivalent of patting his head while rubbing his stomach and juggling chainsaws. That is, he makes a case for the Real Presence in the Eucharist for an ecumenical readership. And he does it — get this — by citing rabbinic literature.
Well, now. If that doesn’t make you keep reading, nothing will. Kudos, to Max Lindenman for that. (He instantly tops my list of writers I hate, because I wish I’d written that. Harumph.)
Read the rest of what he has to say about Brant Pitre’s book — now featured in the Patheos Book Club. Good, good stuff.