In his book jesus and the jewish roots of the eucharist dr pitre draws on the old testament additional ancient hebrew scriptures the new testament specifically jesus own words and the writings of st paul as well as the early fathers to teach about the prefiguration of the eucharist from the time of the exodus. An impassioned defense of the traditional catholic beliefs about the sacrament of communion jesus and the jewish roots of the eucharist is a very scriptural readable piece of non fiction pitre presents his scholarship and analysis in thorough forthright prose. Jesus and the jewish roots of the eucharist dr brant pitre by taking us back to the jewish roots of our faith dr pitre gives us a powerful lens through which to see anew the bread of the presence the manna the last supper and ultimately the meaning of the eucharist. Fr ben j cameron cpm dr brant pitre a layman who is a professor of biblical theology at notre dame seminary in new orleans has published a beautiful and eye opening book entitled jesus and the jewish roots of the eucharist unlocking the secrets of the last supper. Such is the sub title of brant pitres new book jesus and the jewish roots of the eucharist unlocking the secrets of the last suppernew york doubleday 2011 except as he himself is open in
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