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Ratramnus
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[German Version]

(died c. 870), monk at Corbie Abbey. He intervened in the first Eucharistic controversy with his writing De corpore et sanguine Domini (843), directed against Paschasius Radbertus; using dialectical method he opposed a sensory understanding of the Lord’s Supper, showing that the sacrament was always hidden as a mystery beneath a figura, and rejecting identification of the historical with the sacramental body of Christ. In this he influenced Berengar of Tours. In the books De praedestinatione (849/850), also commissioned by Charles the Bald, he opposed Hi…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Ratramnus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024835>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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