This book is an in-depth study of the history and theology of the Eucharist as primarily a celebration of forgiveness rather than as a tool for exclusion, and the ethical consequences that arise from such a study. The author first tracks how we came to the &; exclusive; and; need for holiness&; criterion for admission to the eucharistic table. He then gives a summary of how all the gospel narratives indicate the celebration of forgiveness. Next he focuses on the history and theology of legitimate &; exclusion&; from the eucharistic table. Lastly, he explores a theology of Eucharist as forgiveness and its ethical consequences.