A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Berangarians
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BERENGARIANS, a denomination in the eleventh century, followers of Berengarius, who asserted that the bread and wine in the Lord's supper are not really and essentially, but figuratively, changed into the body and blood of Christ. But his followers were divided in opinion: all agreed that the elements are not essentially changed, though some allowed them to be changed in effect.
- Dict. of Arts and Sciences, vol. i. p. 289.