Radbertus and Ratramnus — Their Controversy Regarding the Eucharist

Protestants and Catholics of our day may continue to disagree regarding the Eucharist, but the debate is actually nothing new.

In the 800s, Radbertus and Ratramnus, two monks in the same monastery, debated the nature of the elements of the Eucharist.

One who understands the debate between these two 9th-century “monastery mates” understands the basic issues of the current debate.