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Some Later Medieval Theories of the Eucharist – Thomas Aquinas, Gilles of Rome, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Some Later Medieval Theories of the Eucharist: Thomas Aquinas, Gilles of Rome, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Marilyn McCord Adams


This book is a work in historical theology and history of philosophy, combined. It focuses on how the theological data of real presence — that after the consecration of eucharistic bread and wine, Christ's Body and Blood are really present where the bread and wine accidents still seem to be — provoked 13th and 14th century Aristotelians to remodel Aristotelian physics and metaphysics in ways that nevertheless allowed Aristotelian principles to describe the way things normally and naturally are. The core analyzes how Thomas Aquinas, Giles of Rome, and William Ockham explain what it is for Chris ... More

Keywords: sacraments, Eucharist, transubstantiation, Body, hylomorphism, causation, bodily placement, change, substance, accidents

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199591053
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591053.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marilyn McCord Adams, author
Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill