Dissertations on Subjects Relating to the Orthodox or Eastern-Catholic Communion

Dissertations on Subjects Relating to the Orthodox or Eastern-Catholic Communion

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ... in the " Orthodox Confession" of 1648: it passed from thence into the xvm. Articles of the Synod of Bethlehem in 1672: and quite recently, in 1839, it has been deliberately retained and noticed in the present authorized Catechism of the Russian Church. The Lutherans, the Calvinists, and with some few exceptions the Anglicans also, reject the word " transubstantiation " for the contrary reason to that for which the Easterns accept it; namely, because they deny that there is any real change, transmutation, or transelementation: and they justify themselves commonly by the incorrect assertion that the doctrine of transubstantiation contradicts the senses: whereas they should rather say that the natural primd facie presumption that what is not sensibly changed is not changed at all is stronger with them than their faith in CHnIsr's words, or in the tradition and interpretation of His Church. However, the word " transubstantiation " is not in fact merely a fresh synonym added to the words in use before; but it is also connected with a certain scholastical theory, according to which things known to us through the senses are physically compounded of substance and accidents; and according to which the physical substances of bread and wine in the Eucharist cease to exist, while their physical accidents remain miraculously suspended and not inhering in any subject. This explanation or definition of the manner of the change (any further definition of which is declared to be impossible, ) seems to be recognized by allusion in the decree itself of the Council of Trent, and is distinctly taught in the Catechism published by Pope Pius V. in the name of that Council. And among the Greeks, besides finding favour...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769880
  • 9781236769886