‘Dowting of ye Cupp’: Disbelief about the Eucharist and a Catholic Miracle in Reformation England

@article{Walsham2016DowtingOY,
  title={‘Dowting of ye Cupp’: Disbelief about the Eucharist and a Catholic Miracle in Reformation England},
  author={Alexandra Walsham},
  journal={Studies in Church History},
  year={2016},
  volume={52},
  pages={232 - 249}
}
  • A. Walsham
  • Published 1 June 2016
  • History
  • Studies in Church History
This essay is inspired by an intriguing late sixteenth-century Catholic liturgical object, the Bosworth Hall burse. It commemorates a vision of the crucified Christ seen by the missionary priest (and later martyr) John Payne in Douai in 1575, which apparently dispelled a moment of doubt about the real presence in the consecrated eucharist. The incident is situated in the context of the heated Catholic and Protestant controversies about the doctrine of transubstantiation in post-Reformation… 

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