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Some Later Medieval Theories of the Eucharist

Thomas Aquinas, Gilles of Rome, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

Marilyn McCord Adams

  • An intricate survey by a world-renowned expert in medieval philosophical theology
  • An introductory chapter orients students and non-specialists to presupposed Aristotelian conceptual machinery
  • Gives accurate accounts of technical material on the physics and metaphysics of transubstantiation
  • Overview chapter considers the methodological significance of the theoretical modifications made
  • Three chapters set philosophical efforts to formulate the doctrine of transubstantiation in the theological context that gave rise to the questions
  • A chart of numbered propositions helps the reader keep track of key theses