It’s not surprising that, in the wake of the Tractarians and a new sort of embrace of Anglicanism’s catholic identity, Anglicans would adopt much of the language and theology of Latin sacramental teaching. And in all this, something gets lost. What’s lost is the answer to the question, “Why is the Eucharist worship?"
There is a temptation that seems especially alluring to former free-church evangelicals like me. A very common question for the former evangelical is some variation of “What does this or that ceremony or action mean?” This article explores this question and how it may be the wrong question.