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Real Presence
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[German Version]

In the first instance, the expression real presence means a position that takes the words of institution (“This is my body/blood”) literally, arguing that “in, with, and under” the elements of the Eucharist, the body and blood of Jesus Christ are actually received, in contrast, say, to the position of Berengar of Tours and Zwingli, which interprets the words of institution metaphorically and considers the elements signs representing the humanity of Christ, seated at the right hand of God…

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Slenczka, Notger, “Real Presence”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124541>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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