"Owen Cummings has an unusual and intriguing approach to reading history. Rather than the usual dry, academic approach we are so accustomed to, he relates history through the lens of his own experiences. Moving through the early church and the Middle Ages, he takes special note of the Anglican contribution, examining Richard Hooker, Lancelot Andrewes, and John Keble. His choice of unusual theologians offers new perspectives on an ancient topic. His broad perspective will hopefully contribute to a wider liturgical ecumenism."
--Michael Driscoll, Professor of Liturgical Theology, University of Notre Dame
"Eucharist and Ecumenism is a joy to read. Although certainly scholarly, any Christian who loves the Eucharist will savor these meditations on the great liturgical writers of the past. Cummings makes them come alive. Each section deserves careful and prayerful appropriation."
--Gary Macy, Professor of Theology, Santa Clara University
"Cummings writes in conclusion to one of his chapters, 'without careful study of the past and of one another's past we shall remain fixed in our own theological and liturgical insularity.' This commitment is what makes this 'little' book such a valuable contribution to both the academy and to a broad readership beyond the classroom. Unpretentious, soundly liturgical, and ecumenically prophetic, it accomplishes its straightforward goal most effectively."
--Richard Rutherford, Professor of Theology, University of Portland