Eucharistic Unity

Here’s an interesting historical essay discussing those differences in theology that have huge practical impact. It’s a reminder that even some deeply traditional beliefs and practices may not exhaust the tradition. Here’s a teaser:

These questions, whether the body of Christ would exist there if the bread were thrown into a sewer, whether a mouse eats the body of Christ, and the others, while seeming to be silly questions, are actually very important because they address the central issue in ecumenical Eucharistic rapprochement: what do to with the leftovers. While Thomas’s theology leaves no room, Bonaventure’s theology gives us a way forward.


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