Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist and Relational Ontology


  • Olli-Pekka Vainio University of Helsinki


Słowa kluczowe:

Eucharist, real presence, Lutheranism, Catholicism, relational ontology


This paper argues for an interpretation of the real of presence of Christ in the Eucharist using relational ontology as the basic metaphysical theory. Relational ontology, in its one form, denies the existence of intrinsic properties so that things that exists are just instantiations of particular sets of properties that receive their essence from their relation to other things. If there are good reasons to accept relational ontology, it could potentially help one to solve certain problems in transubstantiation model, without giving up the idea of real presence.


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