Journals Higher Education

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

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