receptionism


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receptionism

the doctrine that in the communion service the body and blood of Christ are received but the bread and wine remain unchanged. Cf. consubstantiation, transubstantiation, virtualism. — receptionist, n.
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He identified himself as a Protestant, refused to treat the writings of the church fathers with "blind and superstitious veneration" (143), appointed evangelicals to significant offices and dignities, taught a mild eucharistic receptionism, preached against Newman's theory of doctrinal development, rejected the proposition that episcopal government belonged to the essence of the Church, and fought for synods with lay representation.
Up until the 1840s, and within both High and Low Church factions, there were "two main interpretations of Eucharistic doctrine": that of "virtualism" and "receptionism" (Nockles p.
Receptionism, meanwhile, focuses on the individual receiving the Eucharist rather than on the bread and wine itself; thus, "the Real Presence was subject to the worthiness of the recipient of the Eucharist" (Nockles, p.