The Eucharist in Theology and Philosophy
Issues of Doctrinal History in East and West from Patristic Age to the Reformation
Edited by Réka Forrai, Gyorgy Geréby, and István Perczel
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Edited volume - hardback
The present volume has been built up around fifteen papers presented at an international conference co-organised by the Department of Medieval Studies of the Central European University, Budapest, the Centre d'Etude des Religions du livre, Paris, the De Wulf-Mansion Centre at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Benedictine Abbey of Tihany, Hungary. The conference was convened to discuss the general conceptual, doctrinal and - broadly speaking - theological and philosophical aspects of the developments concerning the Eucharistic doctrines of the Christian Churches, not just the Western ones, but the Byzantino-Slavic and Oriental ones too.
When organizing the final shape of the volume at hand, the editors were eager to get contributions with a wide divergence of perspectives. In this way, the so-called "Nestorian Controversy" and the aftermath of Chalcedon received great emphasis, their problems being several times approached in the Patristic section of this book, by authors who in no way agree in its evaluation, but rather, for a long while, have been in debate with each other. Similar is the case with the crucial debates in the medieval theology of the Eucharist, be it Eastern or Western.
Even more tangibly, the great questions of a "symbolist" or "realist" interpretation of the presence of Christ in the bread and the wine, or, once the doctrine of the "real presence" had been affirmed, its modalities, such as "transsubstantiation" or "transformation", or the question of what happens to the bread and the wine, and when, during the liturgical celebration, in order that they might become the real body and blood of Christ, are treated over and over in these contributions just as they have been treated over and over during the intellectual history under review.
This recurrence of the same or similar doctrinal problems in diverse circumstances, envisaged from different theological, philosophical or historical perspectives, is one of the factors that give this volume its unity.
In memoriam Edward Yarnold and Michel van Esbroeck
Perspectives on the Eucharist in the Nestorian Controversy
From Eucharist to Christology: the Life-giving Body of Christ in Cyril of Alexandria, Eutyches and Julian of Halicarnassus
Patrick T.R. GRAY
La très divine Cène...archisymbole de tout sacrement (EH 428B). Symbole et eucharistie chez Denys l'Aréopagite et dans la tradition antiochienne
Ysabel DE ANDIA
L'implication eucharistique dans le milieu antichalcédonien
Michel VAN ESBROECK, S.J.
La relation entre sacrifice et la communion dans la théologie de Hovhan Mandakouni
Rev. Boghos Levon ZEKIYAN
Mysteries for the Uninitiated. The Role and Symbolism of the Eucharist in Miraculous Dream Healing
The Bread, the Wine and Immaterial Body: Saint Symeon the New Theolgian on the Eucharistic Mysteries
Die Entwicklung der Theologie der Eucharistie in Byzanz von 1054-1453
Archimandrite Vasilios GROLIMUND
The Eucharist and Hesychasm, with Special Reference to Theophanes III, Metropolitan of Nicaea
Die Eucharistie-Diskussion im lateinischen Mittelalter und Ihre Inkommensurabilität mit der Ostlichen Tradition
Durandus of Saint-Pourçain on Eucharistic Presence
Paul J.J.M. BAKKER
Le prêtre et ses mains
IV. LITURGICA ET THEOLOGICA
The Fourth-Century Liturgy of Edessa Reflected in Ephraim's Madroshe 4 and 5 on Faith
The Theological Significance of the Epiklesis in the Liturgy of Saint James
Rev. Baby VARGHESE
Edward YARNOLD, S.J.
Index of Names (Ancient and Medieval)
Index of Biblical Passages
Index of Latin Terms
Index of Greek Terms
Format: Edited volume - hardback
Size: 240 × 160 × 30 mm
Publication: February 13, 2006
Stock item number: 46241
The book's final contribution stems from the late Edward Yarnold. It comprises a short but very clearly written survey of the development of 'the doctrine of the transsubstantiation'. This paper, modestly called a 'case study', only briefly deals with Christian Antiquity. Yet, it may be recommended to everybody who is interested in the doctrinal (theological and philosophical) aspects of the Eucharist. Moreover, it constitutes a wonderful conclusion of this, in many respects, rich volume.
Review in Vigiliae Christianae 64 (2010) 89-104, Gerard Rouwhorst, University of Tilburg