The Real Presence and Early Church Fathers


#1

Can anyone give me reference particularly from the ECFs to transubstantiation prior to the Lateran Council of 1215?

Yours in Christ

Matt


#2

[quote=Matt Black]Can anyone give me reference particularly from the ECFs to transubstantiation prior to the Lateran Council of 1215?

Yours in Christ

Matt
[/quote]

Ignatius and Irenaeus. There is some discussion of these two on this thread (if you can wade through tautologies):

forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=43684&page=1&pp=100


#3

Explore this thread. On the first page, there are links to the early fathers. forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=26511&page=1&pp=100


#4

[quote=Matt Black]Can anyone give me reference particularly from the ECFs to transubstantiation prior to the Lateran Council of 1215?

Yours in Christ

Matt
[/quote]

You realize that the term is not what is important. The term was coined to be able to concisely discuss the concept of the Eucharist being the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ which goes back continuously through the 2nd, 1st centuries. Of course from that time forward there are enumerable references. I think the earliest after the Apostles may be Ignatius.


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