transubstantiation


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transubstantiation:

see EucharistEucharist
[Gr.,=thanksgiving], Christian sacrament that repeats the action of Jesus at his last supper with his disciples, when he gave them bread, saying, "This is my body," and wine, saying, "This is my blood." (Mat. 26; Mark 14; Luke 22; 1 Cor. 11.
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transubstantiation

changing of bread to body of Christ. [Christian Theol.: Brewer Dictionary, 1097]

transubstantiation

(esp in Roman Catholic theology)
a. the doctrine that the whole substance of the bread and wine changes into the substance of the body and blood of Christ when consecrated in the Eucharist
b. the mystical process by which this is believed to take place during consecration
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58) Hence, the alleged connection with transubstantiation was the reason for the omission.
22) For John Bon the doctrine of transubstantiation is false because it conflicts with the proverbial truths he can see with his own eyes:
Fox eliminated the account of the miracles on the transubstantiation that Parker had maintained in A Testimonie as "interpolations".
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Rudolf Suntrup's article on a print which aims to depict transubstantiation examines the ways in which images are used to explain complicated theological concepts, and how these images relate to the corresponding text, as well as how this text uses older theological writings as its source and inspiration.
The emphasis was increasingly placed upon the miracle of transubstantiation in the priest's blessing of the bread and wine, rather than the transformation of the community itself in its participation in the Eucharist.
He told the Assembly that the basic Roman Catholic belief of transubstantiation - bread and wine turning into the body and blood of Christ - was a major block to closer links between the two churches.
Schwartz's remarkably insightful essay on "Sacramental Poetics," the rejection of transubstantiation by the Reformers contributed in significant and varied ways to the modern world's self-awareness.