Does anyone know what the impetus is for Luther (and our) understanding of the nature of the Eucharist? I'm referring specifically to the Sacramental Union instead of transubstantiation.
Originally, in regards to Luther, do you think it was to cut down on certain abuses revolving around the Eucharist? An effort to not take the scriptures too far (a beautiful and frustrating thing about Lutheranism, in my opinion)? The simple matter that bread and wine are still there, at least according to our senses?
Thanks for the input.
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