Single Idea 19380

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / A. Mind-Body Dualism / 4. Occasionalism]

Full Idea

The Jesuits rejected occasionalism ... because it is incompatible with the Catholic interpretation of the Eucharist, which there is genuine change of substance of the bread into the substance of Christ (transubstantiation).


In the Eucharist, bread becomes the body of Christ

Gist of Idea

Occasionalism contradicts the Eucharist, which needs genuine changes of substance


Richard T.W. Arthur (Leibniz [2014], 5 'Substance')

Book Reference

Arthur, Richard T.W.: 'Leibniz' [Polity 2014], p.122

A Reaction

Not sure I understand this, but I take it that the Eucharist needs a real relation across the substance-spirit boundary, and not just a co-ordination.