Dr. Lawrence Feingold – Former Agnostic
Dr. Lawrence Feingold came from a family that had roots in Judaism, but he himself grew up agnostic. As a young adult, he started to pursue academic studies in the arts, especially sculpture. Those studies took him to Rome, and they coincided with a lot of existential questions he was having about what it meant to be a human person. The more he studied, the more that the transcendental nature of beauty seemed to be answering those longings he had to find meaning, truth, and especially love. Those themes coalesced and found their fulfillment in the Catholic Church.
Dr. Lawrence Feingold is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, and a fellow with the St. Paul Institute for Biblical Theology. He is the author of The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice and Communion.