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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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The Test and Corporation Acts required that, in order to hold civil, military, academic, or municipal office, it was necessary to have taken communion in the established church within a certain period and to swear an oath against belief in transsubstantiation, the Catholic doctrine that the bread and wine of communion are transformed into the body and blood of Christ.
The Orthodox believer is said to be transformed by contemplation of and contact with the divine light, a transformation directly equated with the transsubstantiation of the host into the body and blood of Christ, and the consequent transformation of the individual in partaking of the Eucharist.
This is a world where disbelievers are damned as "production-" or "sales-" oriented and backsliders denounced as "myopic" or preoccupied with the "trappings" of marketing rather than the "substance" (or, should that be transsubstantiation?).
Et l'on n'en finirait pas d'enumerer les valeurs faites corps, par la transsubstantiation qu'opere la persuasion clandestine d'une pedagogie implicite, capable d'inculquer toute une cosmologie, une ethique, une metaphysique, une politique, a travers des injonctions aussi insignifiantes que `tiens-toi droit' ou `ne tiens pas ton couteau de la main gauche' et d'inscire dans les details en apparence les plus insignifiants de la tenue, du maintien ou des manieres corporelles et verbales les principes fondamentaux de l'arbitraire culturel, ainsi places hors des prises de la conscience et de l'explicitation" (Le Sens pratique, p.
Stephen, if confronted with this problem, would philosophize about the materiality of spirit or the transsubstantiation of the host; Bloom, on the other hand, recognizes the ritual for what it is: a function of ideology.
The principal difference in the three main branches of the church lies in the way in which synchronization is achieved (transsubstantiation).
A son ascension au trone, le monarque britannique devait, en vertu de la loi, prononcer une declaration denoncant la doctrine de la transsubstantiation et professant que la messe ainsi que Vadoration de la Vierge et des saints etaient de l'idolatrie.
Quarante ans plus tard, il reste encore des traces evidentes de cette transsubstantiation doctrinale.