Experiencing the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist
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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.
Cockayne , J L , Efird , D , Warman , J , Molto , D , Haynes , G , Ludwigs , A & Tamburro , R 2017 , ' Experiencing the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist ' , Journal of Analytic Theology , vol. 5 . https://doi.org/10.12978/jat.v5i1.147
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