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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An act that changes the form or character or substance of something; The Roman Catholic doctrine that the whole substance of the bread and the wine changes into the substance of the body and blood of Christ when consecrated in the Eucharist.

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  • This was in opposition to the Protestants, who maintained that the term transubstantiation ought to be rejected on account of its novelty.
  • Is this creative agony available only to those who believe in transubstantiation?
  • That the word transubstantiation must be used to explain the 'HOW' of the mystery; they denied.
  • Of course - just to clarify, I do believe in transubstantiation, and that the eucharist is not symbolic. for more
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