Real presence of Christ in the Eucharist

  • catholics give adoration to christ, whom they believe to be really present, in body and blood, soul and divinity, in sacramental bread whose reality has been changed into that of his body.

    the real presence of christ in the eucharist is a term used in christian theology to express the doctrine that jesus is really or substantially present in the eucharist, not merely symbolically or metaphorically.

    there are a number of different views in the understanding of the meaning of the term "real" in this context among contemporary christian confessions which accept the doctrine, including catholicism, eastern orthodoxy, oriental orthodoxy, the church of the east, lutheranism, anglicanism, methodism and reformed christianity.[1][2][3] these differences involve literal or figurative interpretations of christ's words of institution, and reflection on them may extend to discussion of platonic, aristotelian and other concepts of substance and accident. efforts at mutual understanding of the range of beliefs by these churches led in the 1980s to consultations on baptism, eucharist and ministry by the world council of churches.

    by contrast, the doctrine is rejected or interpreted in light of "remembrance" stated in the new testament by general baptists,[4][5] anabaptists,[6] the plymouth brethren,[6] some non-denominational churches,[7] as well as those identifying with liberal christianity, and segments of the restoration movement,[6] such as jehovah's witnesses.[8][9][10][11]

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Catholics give adoration to Christ, whom they believe to be really present, in body and blood, soul and divinity, in sacramental bread whose reality has been changed into that of his body.

The real presence of Christ in the Eucharist is a term used in Christian theology to express the doctrine that Jesus is really or substantially present in the Eucharist, not merely symbolically or metaphorically.

There are a number of different views in the understanding of the meaning of the term "real" in this context among contemporary Christian confessions which accept the doctrine, including Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, the Church of the East, Lutheranism, Anglicanism, Methodism and Reformed Christianity.[1][2][3] These differences involve literal or figurative interpretations of Christ's Words of Institution, and reflection on them may extend to discussion of Platonic, Aristotelian and other concepts of substance and accident. Efforts at mutual understanding of the range of beliefs by these Churches led in the 1980s to consultations on Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry by the World Council of Churches.

By contrast, the doctrine is rejected or interpreted in light of "remembrance" stated in the New Testament by General Baptists,[4][5] Anabaptists,[6] the Plymouth Brethren,[6] some non-denominational Churches,[7] as well as those identifying with liberal Christianity, and segments of the Restoration Movement,[6] such as Jehovah's Witnesses.[8][9][10][11]