Experiencing the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

Journal of Analytic Theology 5:175-196 (2017)
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Abstract

We present a new understanding of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist on the model of Stump’s account of God’s omnipresence and Green and Quan’s account of experiencing God in Scripture. On this understanding, Christ is derivatively, rather than fundamentally, located in the consecrated bread and wine, such that Christ is present to the believer through the consecrated bread and wine, thereby making available to the believer a second-person experience of Christ, where the consecrated bread and wine are the way in which she shares attention with him. The consecrated bread and wine are then, in a sense, icons of Christ.

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David Efird
PhD: Oxford University; Last affiliation: University of York
Jack Warman
University of York (PhD)
Daniel Molto
University of Sussex
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Omnipresence and Special Presence.Ben Page - forthcoming - In Ben Page, Anna Marmodoro & Damiano Migliorini (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Omnipresence. Oxford University Press.

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