A Systematic Study Based on the Wandlung Theology of Cardinal Kurt Koch with Special Reference to Jean-Luc Marion


  • Jomon Mularikkal Rappai Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK)


Eucharist, Wandlung, Kurt Koch, Jean-Luc Marion


This dissertation is a humble attempt to understand the eucharistic transformation in its real sense. For, the word ‘transubstantiation’ is used to explain the eucharistic transformation that is difficult for a simple believer to comprehend, because of its complexity, its relation to metaphysics, dogmatically defined nature, and an inappropriate interpretation in the postmodern period. As history and philosophy are sources in theologicalresearch, I have outlined my work in the format of “eye of history, eye of philosophy and a brain of faith.” 

Author Biography

Jomon Mularikkal Rappai, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram (DVK)

Jomon Mularikkal Rappai is a Catholic Priest from India, belonging to the religious congregation Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). He has secured a Licentiate Degree in Systematic Theology from Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore. Recently he completed his Doctorate in Theology (Doktor der Theologie) at the faculty of Theology in the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar (PTHV), Vallendar, Germany. His doctoral dissertation is a study of the perspectives of eucharistic transformation based on an inter-disciplinary dialogue. Email:


Kurt Koch, Eucharistie: Herz des christlichen Glaubens, Fribourg: Paulus Verlag, 2005.

Jean-Luc Marion, God without Being: Hors Texte, trans. Thomas A. Carlson, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 199.

Jean-Luc Marion, “Verklärte Gegenwart,” in Credo: Ein theologisches Lesebuch, ed., Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger and Peter Henrici, 182, Köln: Communio Verlag, 1992.

Simone Weil, Das Unglück und die Gottesliebe, trans. Friedhelm Kemp, München: Kösel Verlag, 1953.




How to Cite

Rappai, J. M. (2019). PERSPECTIVES OF THE EUCHARISTIC CHANGE: A Systematic Study Based on the Wandlung Theology of Cardinal Kurt Koch with Special Reference to Jean-Luc Marion. Asian Horizons, 13(04), 671–678. Retrieved from



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