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In Breaking of Bread - P. J. FitzPatrick

Hardcover Published: 25th June 1993
ISBN: 9780521351119
Number Of Pages: 432

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For many years, the Roman Catholic Church has used the term 'transubstantiation' to express the presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Of late, however, although proposed replacements have not found favour, the term itself no longer has the place and setting it once had, and debates about transubstantiation have died down. This book is written in the belief that reflection upon the matter is indispensable. It proposes that transubstantiation and its proposed replacements are all fundamentally similar in their confusions - they divorce appearance from reality because they fail to do justice to the Eucharist as a rite. The changes in Roman Catholic worship have sharpened the need for an account that will do justice to this, and the book is an attempt to provide one. It is also an endeavour to discuss central problems in the Roman Church today.

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'An immensely important book, beautifully written, powerfully argued, often delightfully witty, and sometimes ... quite moving.' Fergus Kerr

List of abbreviations
Methods of citation
Against Transubstantiation
Against Transignification
History and Language
Signs and Disguises
Eucharistic Proclamation
'Corpus Mysticum'; References
Selective Index
Texts of Aquinas, cited or mentioned
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521351119
ISBN-10: 0521351111
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 25th June 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.8