Martin Bucer's Assessment of the Canon of the Mass in the Era of the Religious Colloquies

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dc.contributor.author Thompson, Nicholas en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-16T03:33:44Z en
dc.date.issued 2001 en
dc.identifier.citation Reformation and Renaissance Review 3(2):51-77 2001 en
dc.identifier.issn 1462-2459 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/10573 en
dc.description.abstract In the early part of his reforming career Martin Bucer shared Luther's and Zwingli's contempt for the Canon of the Mass. However, in the era of the religious Colloquies (1540 1546) Bucer argued that it was the practices and theological commentaries associated with the Canon--not the Canon itself--that supported the debased theology of Eucharistic sacrifice prevailing under the papacy. Bucer maintained that the genuine meaning of the Canon was to be found in the writing of the Fathers, the liturgies of the Eastern church and, indeed, in Aquinas' Summa. Bucer seems to have hoped that the Catholics would admit communion under both kinds and abolish the private Mass in exchange for the retention of a 'suitably interpreted' Canon. An outline of this interpretation can be seen in Article Twenty of the Worms Regensburg Book (1540 -1541). It was further developed in Constans defensio (1543) and De vera et falsa caenae dominicae administratione (1546) both written in the aftermath of the first Colloquy of Regensburg (1541). en
dc.publisher Equinox Publishing Ltd. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Reformation and Renaissance Review en
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dc.title Martin Bucer's Assessment of the Canon of the Mass in the Era of the Religious Colloquies en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1558/rrr.v3i1.51 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 51 en
pubs.volume 3 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The Continuum Publishing Group Ltd. en
pubs.author-url http://www.equinoxjournals.com/RRR/rt/metadata/1267/0 en
pubs.end-page 77 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 102177 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Humanities en
pubs.org-id Theological and Religious Studies en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en


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