William Lane Craig Explains Catholic’s transubstantiation in a lecture series. He first presents the “sacramentalists” view and explains it to his audience, in a somewhat unbiased way. Subsequent lectures provides the Ordinance view. His audience is Baptist.
In this particular lecture he gets into scripture and a little Early Church Fathers. He seems to try to describe the *development *of the Doctrine. Sort of a working it out with writings, decent, councils and doctrine, as if it wasn’t there all along but developed and nuanced.
A few interesting points and questions:
*]Craig says we consume “the human nature of Christ, not the divine nature.” but I always heard it was body, blood, soul, and and divinity in the Eucharist.
*]Of the Church Fathers, Craig says Cyprian and Augustine were “symblogoists”
*]The Real Presence formed in the East and came West. The West was Symbolists and the East was Transubstantiationists
*]Tertulian says the Body and Blood were “Figures”
This again is his “unbiased” description of our beliefs. later he will tear it apart and provide the Ordinance view.