Sacramentarians, the name given to those who during the Reformation controversies not only denied the Roman Catholic transubstantiation, but also the Lutheran sacramental union.
They comprised two parties:
The doctrinal standpoint was the same--an admission of a spiritual presence of Christ which the devout soul can receive and enjoy, but a total rejection of any physical or corporeal presence.
After holding their own view for some years the four cities accepted the Confession of Augsburg, and were merged in the general body of Lutherans; but Zwingli's position was incorporated in the Helvetic Confession. It is a curious inversion of terms that in recent years has led to the name Sacramentarians being applied to those who hold a high or extreme view of the efficacy of the sacraments.