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LIM Professor Tom Ryan publishes article on the Eucharist, laity, materiality, and spirituality in the Middle Ages

The article explores the intersection of the study of materiality, a medieval instance of the sensus fidelium in the eucharistic Feast of Corpus Christi, and the paradox that the bodily senses other than taste and touch can be a means of encounter with the divine. In doing so, the article gestures toward implications for laity, spirituality, and theology today.  The article is entitled "Sensuous History: The Medieval Feast of Corpus Christi as an Expression of the Sensus Fidelium" and appears in the book Learning from All the Faithful: A Contemporary Theology of the Sensus Fidei, edited by Bradford E. Hinze and Peter C. Phan. Pickwick Publications, 2016.