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Bodily Presence
Real Presence
Dictionaries
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bodily Presence
BODILY PRESENCE* Phrase used to describe the relation of Christ’s body to the elements of the Lord’s Supper. See Lord’s Supper, The.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Real Presence, the
Real Presence, the. In (esp. *Anglican) Eucharistic theology an expression used to cover several doctrines emphasizing the actual Presence of the Body and Blood of Christ in the Sacrament, as contrasted with others that maintain that the Body and Blood are present only figuratively or symbolically. The
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Real Presence
real presence. The view that Christ is present in the *Eucharist, and thus Christ, with his benefits, is conveyed to the believing *communicant. Specifically, some traditions hold that Christ’s body and blood are present in the Eucharist (though differences on just what this means among various traditions
Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition
Real Presence
real presence. An interpretation of the *Lord’s Supper emphasizing the actual presence of Christ over against interpretations of the *sacraments that limit the reality to remembrance. Within the Reformed tradition, Christ’s real presence is articulated differently than in the traditions affirming *transubstantiation
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Real Presence
Real PresenceThe presence of the real substance of Christ’s body in or with the bread and wine at the Lord’s Supper.* Rome maintains the doctrine of a real presence by teaching transubstantiation;* Luther maintained it by teaching consubstantiation.*Reformed theology rejects both these notions. The
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Real Presence
Real Presence. The true, substantial (Lat. realis), physical presence of the incarnate Christ’s body and blood in the Eucharist. According to Catholic dogma, this occurs by “transubstantiation,” the transformation of the substance of bread and wine into the “entire Christ, body, blood, soul, and divinity,”