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Readership: Students and scholars of medieval philosophy; of eucharistic theology; of Thomas Aquinas, Gilles of Rome, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham
Marilyn McCord Adams, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"There are few books that are as careful in its detail and as cosmic in its scope as Adams's Some Later Medieval Theories of the Eucharist: Thomas Aquinas, Giles of Rome, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham. I heartily recommend it to anyone interested in understanding the nature of Christ's presence among us." - David Efird, Mind
1: Aristotelian Preliminaries
I: Why Sacraments?
2: What, Why, and Wherefore
3: Sacramental Causality: 'Effecting What They Figure!'
II: The Metaphysics and Physics of Real Presence
4: Explaining the Presence, Identifying the Change: Aquinas and Giles of Rome
5: Duns Scotus on Placement Problems
6: Duns Scotus on Two Types of Transsubstantiation
7: Remodelling with Ockham
8: Accidents without Substance: Aquinas and Gilles of Rome
9: Independent Accidents: Scotus and Ockham
10: Theology Provoking Philosophy
III: What Sort of Union?
11: Eucharistic Eating and Drinking
12: Sacraments, Why Ceasing?
List of Numbered Propositions