Abbandus (Or Abandus)
a priest and theologian of the 12th century, was a contemporary of Berenger and Abelard. We have nothing accurate concerning his life. He was the author of Tractaius de Factione Corporis Christi in Eucharistia, inserted in the third volume of the Analectia of Mabillon. This is a treatise against those who claim that the breaking of the body of Jesus Christ in the eucharist is only such in appearance, and not in reality. After the condemnation of Berenger, many questions arose as to the sense of certain articles in the Confession which had been proposed to him for signature in the Synod of Rome. Among other things, it was said by some that the breaking of the body of Christ was only made in the species of bread; others maintained that it was the actual body which was broken. The former held that after the change of the bread and wine into the substance of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the species of bread and wine remained, and. that the breaking was made only in them. The second party held a change in the species as well as in the substance. Abbandus supported the latter view. He is said to have died about 1142. See Ceillier, Hist. des Auteurs Sacer. et Eccl. 12, 197.