Impanation

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Part of the series on the
Eucharist

List of names
Fractio-panis1.JPG


Theology
Real Presence
Transubstantiation
Transignification
Sacramental Union
Memorialism
Consubstantiation
Impanation
Consecration
Words of Institution
Eucharist (Anglicanism)
Eucharist (Catholic Church)
Eucharist (Lutheranism)
Divine Liturgy (Orthodox Church)


Important theologians
Paul · Aquinas
Luther · Calvin
Chrysostom · Augustine
Zwingli · Basil of Caesarea


Related Articles
Origin of the Eucharist
Christianity
Sacramental bread
Christianity and alcohol
Catholic Historic Roots
Closed and Open Table
Divine Liturgy
Eucharistic adoration
Eucharistic discipline
First Communion
Infant Communion
Mass · Sacrament
Sanctification

Impanation (Latin, impanatio, "embodied in bread") is a view of the real presence of the body of Jesus Christ in the bread of the Eucharist that does not imply a change in the substance of either the bread or the body.[1] This doctrine, apparently patterned after Christ's incarnation (God is made flesh in the Person of Jesus Christ),[2] is the assertion that "God is made bread" in the Eucharist. Christ's divine attributes are shared by the eucharistic bread via his body. It is considered to be similar to consubstantiation. It is viewed as a heresy by the Catholic Church[3] and rejected by Lutheranism.[4] Rupert of Deutz (d. 1129) and John of Paris (d. 1306) were believed to have taught this doctrine.[3]

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  1. ^ Wm. A. Neilson, ed., Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language, second edition, (Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam Co., pub., 1936), 1247 sub loco: "the inclusion of the body of Christ in the Eucharistic bread and wine, conceived of as a union without change in any substance; distinguished from transubstantiation and consubstantiation."
  2. ^ John 1:14
  3. ^ a b Wikisource-logo.svg "Impanation". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 
  4. ^ Formula of Concord, Solid Declaration Article VII, 14–15, 64; cf. also Charles P. Krauth, The Conservative Reformation and Its Theology (Philadelplhia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1875), 771.

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWood, James, ed. (1907). "article name needed". The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne.