from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In theology, the doctrine that the body and blood of Christ are locally included in the bread and wine after consecration.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Eccl.) Embodiment in bread; the supposed real presence and union of Christ's material body and blood with the substance of the elements of the eucharist without a change in their nature; -- distinguished from
transubstantiation, which supposes a miraculous change of the substance of the elements. It is akin to consubstantiation.
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- noun Christianity The actual, substantial presence of the body of
Christwith the bread and wine of the sacramentof the Lord's Supper— as opposed to transubstantiation.
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This is what they called impanation, invination, consubstantiation.
Christ's Real Presence by a kind of impanation (Christum quodammodo impanari).
The theologians of the Reformed Churches, calling this doctrine, in their attack against the Lutherans, impanation, use the term not in the strict sense explained above, but in a wider meaning.
Andreas Osiander (died 1552), a fervent disciple of Luther, seems to have held the doctrine of impanation, though later Lutheran theologians have tried to acquit him of this error.
On the other hand Innocent VII directed the archbishop (24 June, 1405) to take measures against the heretical teachings of Wyclif, especially the doctrine of impanation in the
Bayma, a Catholic theologian, in a series of theses proposed a theory on Transubstantiation, which, upon critical examination, comes very close to the above mentioned teaching of William of Paris; in fact, it seems to explain the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist by impanation.
The doctrine of impanation agrees with the doctrine of consubstantiation, as it was taught by Luther, in these two essential points: it denies on the one hand the Transubstantiation of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ, and on the other professes nevertheless the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
The doctrine of impanation as far as it denies the
March, 1538, to the pastor Vitus Theodorus in Nuremberg, merely expresses his suspicion that Osiander held the doctrine of impanation.
Alger of Liège cited Rupert as an advocate of impanation, since it remains unknown whether Rupert had already published his ambiguous expression at the time when Alger wrote his attack.