Fulton J. Sheen Writing Styles in Life of Christ

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Perspective

Fulton Sheen was an Archbishop in the Catholic Church, and although explicit mention is never made of the Catholic Church, the influence of its doctrines are clear throughout. For example, Sheen emphasizes the role of the Virgin Mary in God's plan of salvation, a kind of emphasis that is usually foreign to Protestants and other non-Catholic Christians. Likewise, when discussing Christ's preaching on the "Bread of Life," Sheen argues strongly that Christ is not speaking symbolically; when Christ says that one must eat his flesh and drink his blood, Sheen argues, he is promising a sacrament which will literally contain his real flesh and real blood. The closest Sheen comes to explicitly tying in the Catholic Church to his discussion of Christ's life is in the final chapter when he talks about the "new body" Christ assumed after his Ascension: his Mystical Body, the Church.

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