Front Cover

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Series Page

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Title Page

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Copyright

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Contents

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pp. vii-xvi

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

The inspiration for the translation of Guitmund of Aversa’s De veritate came from Fr. James T. O’Connor’s work The Hidden Manna. A long-time friend, Fr. O’Connor offered a great deal of sage theological advice...

Abbreviations

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pp. xi-xii

Select Bibliography

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p. xiii

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Introduction

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pp. 1-26

Next to Berengarius of Tours, Lanfranc of Canterbury stands out as one of the most significant figures in the eucharistic crisis of the eleventh century. Although he was only prior of Bec at the onset of the controversy, his theological acumen and forensic abilities were a significant...

Lanfanc

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p. 27

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On the Body and Blood of the Lord

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pp. 29-88

ANFRANC, [407 A] CATHOLIC by the mercy of God, to Berengarius, adversary of the Catholic Church. If divine piety had deigned to breathe into your heart the desire to speak with me, since it is a matter of great concern to both God’s honor and...

Guitmund of Aversa

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p. 89

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First Book

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pp. 91-127

DEAR BROTHER Roger, [1427 A] you call upon me to address a matter truly necessary in these times—but one that should be enjoined upon someone better than I. For you ask me to treat of the truth of the Lord’s body in the face of current questions, and...

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Second Book

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pp. 128-172

LET ME JUST say that, while I respond to your objections, if someone should read them, he would wisely observe that my effort at this time is not to counter the enemy entirely by our disputations, but rather to strengthen the Catholic faith against hostile...

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Third Book

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pp. 173-218

THIS DISCUSSION has thus far dissolved the arguments that the enemy was trying to advance against the Church from reason and the holy writings. [1469 A] In fact, the stratagems of the enemy would have been thoroughly frustrated, with the help of God, even..

General Index

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pp. 219-224

Index of Holy Scripture

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pp. 225-227