Theology Provoking Philosophy

Marilyn McCord Adams

in Some Later Medieval Theories of the Eucharist

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199591053
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595554 | DOI:
Theology Provoking Philosophy

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Like Neoplatonists before them, Aquinas, Giles of Rome, Scotus, and Ockham transplant chunks of Aristotle's analysis into a framework containing Divine omnipotence and real presence. This chapter brings together the results of chapters 3–9, by overviewing the changes and integrative moves these authors propose regarding bodies and their placement, varieties of location, metaphysically possible types of change, the independence of accidents, the interactive capacities of non-standard agents and patients, and relations among causality, causal power, and essential dependence. Overall, they did not manage the eucharistic data by ad hoc patching but with deep-structure conceptual remodels.

Keywords: Aquinas; Giles of Rome; Scotus; Ockham; bodies; placement; independence of accidents

Chapter.  11194 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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