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Synonyms for transubstantiation

the process or result of changing from one appearance, state, or phase to another

Synonyms for transubstantiation

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

an act that changes the form or character or substance of something

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The chapter on transubstantiation and forgetting convincingly traces the ways in which medieval reinterpretations of Aristotle's Metaphysics provided the basis for an explanation of the physical mechanisms involved in transubstantiation (the transformation of the bread and wine of the Eucharist into the body and blood of Christ, while retaining the outward appearance of bread and wine) and also provided a basis for alchemical theories about the possibility of transforming any metal into gold.
Chapter three examines the ties between Hume's work and Tillotson's sermon on transubstantiation.
assumes that modern Catholics find the doctrine of transubstantiation "embarrassing at the present time" (231).
38) Gregory has the people pray for a miracle to convince Lasyna of transubstantiation, and when he returns to the altar, he finds "pe ost turnyd into raw flesse bledyng.
While language thus serves as the vehicle for the protagonists' dissent (and descent), it also enables their reconciliation: the Croxton Play aligns the transformative power of the consecratory words with the transformative power of believers' confessions of faith, wherein both enact a transubstantiation and make manifest the real presence of Christ.
Don Ado explained the unique tradition as offering the country to God precisely at the moment of transubstantiation.
Guilbeau's comments on my little monograph on Thomas Aquinas ("Divine Doctors," Winter 2013/14), I am unimpressed by his criticism that I failed to emphasize Thomas's doctrine of transubstantiation when addressing his views on the Eucharist.
Boas stated in The Cambridge History of English Literature (1918) "beneath its apparently jocular exterior, it veils an extraordinarily dextrous attack upon the doctrine of transubstantiation and the persecution by which it was enforced.
Nevertheless, the text was not about historical linguistics, it pursued a religious objective: prove the effective existence of an ancient faith and practice of the Church of England, especially concerning transubstantiation.
The Trinity and transubstantiation, just to name a couple.
As a matter of fact, however, transubstantiation is not a doctrine but a theory proposed to explain the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
Giles largely accepts Aquinas's account of transubstantiation, but seeks a deeper explanation of the 'no common-constituent' problem (99).
This is known as transubstantiation, a theological term used by Latin (Western) Christians, and it is a central belief of the Roman Catholic Church.
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3) that could transcend the rupture with the medieval past, and evoke the experience of Christ's physical presence for those generations deprived of the Eucharist after the rejection of transubstantiation.