Actually think I'm one of the leAST RABID ANTI anything on here ..I just have different questions,tHan other non CATHOlics because ..ON S ONE THINGS,..I know the RCC taught differently ..when I was a kid..<quoted text>
It probably is for short sighted, ignorant and rabid anti-catholics like yourself who goes about bellowing all kinds of nonsense and is quick to absorb the latest tabloid headline. Now I wouldnt expect you to actually read and try to absorb the other side of the story with any depth or intellectual capacity, nevertheless I will put it forth. If you spent half the time you do looking for any rubbish and posting it with your shallow understanding then actually reviewing their works as a whole then you might learn something and it will not bode well for the Protestant view.
For a short balanced treatment of the Fathers on the Eucharist, I would suggest the classic non-Catholic work Early Christian Doctrines by JND Kelly (chapter 8 for the ante-Nicene, and chapter 16 for the post-Nicene Fathers), which Webster does refer to in his endnotes, although Kelly contradicts Webster at a number of points. For an exhaustive study, the older two-volume work A History of the Doctrine of the Holy Eucharist by the Anglo-Catholic scholar Darwell Stone is available through inter-library loan. A third important work by a Jesuit scholar is titled Eucharistic Sacrifice and the Reformation (1960) by Francis Clark which shows in great detail the errors and misunderstandings of Protestants concerning the Eucharist in the sixteenth century and the consistency of the Catholic belief by the great Fathers and Doctors of the Church.
For the views of the early Church Fathers before St. Augustine
This is My Body: Eucharist in the Early Fathers
For a study of the "symbolical" language and "allegorical" interpretations of
Tertullian, St. Cyprian of Carthage, Origen and St. Clement of Alexandria
For a study and explanation of the complex view of
St. Augustine on the Eucharist
Not on the Eucharist .of course .
I don't Hate the Church at all .just don't o along with everything it says ..
A few things ..I think you all are really wrong on as,I've Said. Some of you more than others ..
Contrary to your post ..
I DID NOT POST THE,ARTICLE or go looking for it .I usually respond to what's,posted .....
Yes,I found it interesting ..in that it seems less set in stone ..as,I said .. maybe the thoughts,were conflicted back then ..as,it seems ..