Pierre Jurieu on the questions at stake over transubstantiation

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1. The Question is, Whether we shall oppose all the Lights of our Senses, which say, that the Signs of the Eucharist are Bread and Wine; and if we shall believe, that God doth continually offer Illusion to our Senses, which is opposite to his Verity and to his Purity.

2. The Question is, Whether we must suppose, that God doth every Moment, and without necessity violate the Laws of Nature, that are most inviolable, which is opposite to his Wisdom.

3. The Question is, Whether we shall receive a Theology, whereof the Consequences destroy all Christian Religion; a Theology which confounds Body and Soul, and takes away the Bounds that distinguish them. A Doctrine, which supposing the Flesh of Christ becomes Spiritual, Invisible, subsisting under a Point, confounds the Body with the Soul. For I know not how else we can define the Properties of the Soul, but in saying, She is Invisible, without Extension, without Space, and concluded under a Point. ...

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