Berengar and the reform of sacramental doctrine
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Berengar and the reform of sacramental doctrine by Allan John Macdonald Macdonald

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Published by Richwood Pub. Co. in Merrick, N.Y .
Written in English



  • France


  • Berengarius, of Tours, 1000 (ca.)-1088.,
  • Church history -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.,
  • Theologians -- France -- Tours -- Biography.,
  • Tours (France) -- Biography.,
  • Lord"s Supper -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statementby A. J. Macdonald.
LC ClassificationsBX4705.B32 M3 1977
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 444 p. ;
Number of Pages444
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4542906M
ISBN 100915172259
LC Control Number77010031

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Genre/Form: Biographies History Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Macdonald, Allan John Macdonald, Berengar and the reform of sacramental doctrine.   While the second oath imposed upon Berengar was designed to correct the dangerously exaggerated realism of the first (e.g., that the Eucharistic Body of Christ is “ground by the teeth of the faithful”), certain theological paradigms proffered by Berengar would prove to stand the test of time, including his brief definition of a sacrament as. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Here are the first pages of my new book on general sacramental theology.

In the annals of medieval theology, the name of Berengar (sometimes known as Berengarius) holds a very important place. A monk of Tours and celebrated teacher, Berengar's famous denial use of a substantial change in the Eucharistic elements caused a rift in the 11th century Church that would lead to thirty years of controversy and culminate in massive developments in sacramental theology of. It was about that the teaching of Berengarius touching the Holy Eucharist began to attract attention. In the Eucharistic controversy of the ninth century, Radbert Paschasius, afterwards abbot of Corbie, in his De Corpore et Sanguine Domini (), had maintained the doctrine that in the Holy Eucharist the bread is converted into the real body of Christ, into the very body which was born of. Page No 63 Note 2 See Halphen, L., Le Comté d’Anjou au xi’ siècle (Paris ), especially pp. ; and for further details Macdonald, A. J., Berengar and the Reform of Sacramental Doctrine (London ), pp. 24 app., 25 app. Berengar’s letters are edited by Erdmann, C., Briefsammlungen der Zeit Heinrichs IV (Weimar ). A.J. MacDonald, Berengar and the Reform of Sacramental Doctrine. London: Longmans, Green & Co. Ltd., + David S. Schaff, "The Sacramental Theory of the Mediæval Church," The Princeton Theological Review (): pdf [This material is in the Public Domain and can be freely distributed and copied]: J.W.C. Wand, The Development of Sacramentalism.

On the other hand, a sympathetic appreciation of Berengar is offered by the Protestant A. J. Macdonald in Berengar and the Reform of Sacramental Doctrine (London, ). Geoffrey Wainwright () Encyclopedia of Religion. ''The reform of sacramental liturgy, decreed by the Second Vatican Council, calls for 'full, conscious, active' participation, and yet congregational passivity and the false notion that sacraments are 'administered' and 'received' have not disappeared. Catholic rituals, in many ways, perpetuate the belief that grace is a matter of meritReviews: 5. doctrine. “Hence everywhere in the [church] fathers you will find the sacrament of the Trinity, of the incarnation, and of faith, and in the general whole Christian religion comes under this name.”3 In the Latin Vulgate the word is used to translate the word “mystery” (Gk. mysterion) in. He was declared a heretic, but became reconciled with the church before his death. Berengar's controversy with the church brought about a more explicit formulation of the doctrine of the Eucharist. Bibliography. See A. J. Macdonald, Berengar and the Reform of Sacramental Doctrine ().