American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Conversion of one substance into another.
- n. In many Christian churches, the doctrine holding that the bread and wine of the Eucharist are transformed into the body and blood of Jesus, although their appearances remain the same.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A change of one substance into another; specifically, in theology, the conversion, in the consecration of the elements of the eucharist, of the whole substance of the bread into the body, and of the whole substance of the wine into the blood, of Christ, only the appearances of the bread and wine remaining. This is the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. The Greek Church calls the change
μετονσίωσ, σ1ις(‘transubstantiation’ or ‘transessentiation’); but it is a disputed question whether it holds the same doctrine. Transubstantiation is one of several forms in which the doctrine of the real presence is held. See doctrine of the real presence(under presence), and consubstantiation.
- n. Conversion of one substance into another.
- n. Christianity, in Roman Catholic dogma The doctrine holding that the bread and wine of the Eucharist are transformed into the body and blood of Jesus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A change into another substance.
- n. (R. C. Theol.) The doctrine held by Roman Catholics, that the bread and wine in the Mass is converted into the body and blood of Christ; -- distinguished from
consubstantiation, and impanation.
- n. an act that changes the form or character or substance of something
- n. 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
“Though the Council was emphatic about its realism and its use of the term transubstantiation with regards to a real objective conversion of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ, it was not language that implied any sort of materialistic view of the presence of Christ in the Eucharist.”
“This was in opposition to the Protestants, who maintained that the term transubstantiation ought to be rejected on account of its novelty.”
“After approving the term transubstantiation, he adds ,”
“Thus Grotius was persuaded the term transubstantiation, adopted by the Council of Trent, was capable of a good interpretation : but it is not clear however, that, though he admitted the expressions used by the Catholic Church, he was of her opinion.”
“(a) The scientific development of the concept of Transubstantiation can hardly be said to be a product of the Greeks, who did not get beyond its more general notes; rather, it is the remarkable contribution of the Latin theologians, who were stimulated to work it out in complete logical form by the three Eucharistic controversies mentioned above, The term transubstantiation seems to have been first used by Hildebert of Tours (about 1079).”
“6 Hooker will use the term transubstantiation provided it is understood that it is something that happens to us and not the elements.”
“After approving the term transubstantiation, he adds , "And because what is spiritual among the Jews is called real, the terms really, substantially, and essentially, are used in the Protestant Confessions, and by their”
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“Of course - just to clarify, I do believe in transubstantiation, and that the eucharist is not symbolic.”
“I came to believe in transubstantiation and once I did it mattered to much to me for me to remain somewhere where some did and some did not.”
“Jeanne -- transubstantiation is the Catholic belief that the priest actually changes bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ.”
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