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date: 21 January 2019

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Only the faintest outlines of post-Tridentine sacramental theology can be found in the writings of today’s theologians, who are content to summon in their sketches a shadowy ghoul sufficient to scare their students into not reading it. The chief offenders in this regard are the Jesuit theologians Edward Kilmartin and Robert Daly, who blame Robert Bellarmine for a tradition of eucharistic theology that culminates in Pope Pius XII and Pope John Paul II, but which (they claim) is contradicted and superseded by the teaching of the Second Vatican Council. This chapter challenges this reading by giving a broad bibliographical outline of post-Tridentine sacramental theology and illustrating the historical processes by which post-Tridentine sacramental theology came to be unjustly maligned.

Keywords: Catholicism, Council of Trent, sacraments, Mass, sacrifice, Eucharist, Baroque, Thomas Aquinas, Robert Bellarmine, Juan de Lugo

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