Anglican eucharistic theology varies between the different philosophical assumptions of realism and nominalism. Whereas realism links the signs of the Eucharist with what they signify in a real way, nominalism sees these signs as reminders only of past and completed transaction. This book begins by discussing the multifomity of the philosophical assumptions underlying Anglican eucharistic theology and goes on to present extensive case study material which exemplify these different assumptions from the Reformation to the Nineteenth century. By examining the multiformity of philosophical assumptions this book avoids the hermeneutic idealism of particular church parties and looks instead at the Anglican eucharistic tradition in a more critical manner.
Brian E. Douglas, Ph.D. (2006) in Theology and Education, University of Newcastle, Australia, is an Anglican priest and Lecturer in Theology at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He has published widely on Anglican eucharistic theology.
"This remarkable enterprise may be of greatest value in the panoramic analysis of case studies and it thus offers a reference work of some enduring value." -
Bishop Stephen Platten, Wakefield, UK,
Journal of Anglican Studies
"A genuine contribution to the discussion of Anglican eucharistic theology. The large collection of case studies [...] - and the extensive primary and secondary bibliographies revealed in the footnotes - gather together valuable resources for the study of Anglican eucharistic theology. [...] There is quite simply no other handbook like it. It is hoped that these volumes will stimulate a fruitful discussion that further illuminates the centers, nuances, and boundaries of Anglican eucharistic theology." -
Paul Friesen , St. Paul's Church and Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Anglican Theological Review 96.1
"An impressive project. The two volumes are handsomely produced and are a pleasure to handle - aspects that are admirably typical of Brill publications. The case studies are useful sources of information, clearly written and, as far as I can tell, accurate. The scope of Brian Douglas's reading and knowledge of Anglican eucharistic writings is probably unrivalled. [...] Anglican libraries should definitely invest in them as an unrivalled source of clearly presented information on a wide range of Anglican writers on eucharistic theology over five centuries and as such a major resource for study of the Anglican theological and liturgical tradition." -
Paul Avis, University of Exeter,
Ecclesiology 10 (2014)
All those interested in the Anglican tradition of Christianity, especially its eucharistic theology. The book would more specifically interest theologians, theological students and interested lay people.
Table of contents
1. Anglican Eucharistic Theology? ... 3
2. The Period of the Reformation ... 67
3.The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries ... 291
4.The Nineteenth Century ... 451
5. Dialogue and the Anglican Eucharistic Tradition ... 627
Index ... 667
1. Anglican EucharisticTheology? ... 3
2.The Early Twentieth Century ... 67
3.The Later Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries ... 275
4. Dialogue and the Anglican Eucharistic Tradition ... 733