transubstantiation

Part of speech: noun

The doctrine that the substance of the bread and wine of the eucharist is changed into the body and blood of Christ; also, such mystical change.

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Usage examples "transubstantiation":

  1. And accordingly he scruples not to say, in a most drolling manner, that " Transubstantiation is one of the chief of the Roman Church's legerdemain and juggling Tricks of Falshood and Imposture; and that in all Probability those common juggling Words of Hocus- pocus, are nothing else but a Corruption of hoc est corpus, by way of ridiculous Imitation of the Church of Rome in their Trick of Transubstantiation." - "A Discourse Concerning Ridicule and Irony in Writing (1729)", Anthony Collins.
  2. He maintained, indeed, a cordial friendship with Bossuet, but was not shaken by his arguments, and in 1688 published, as his first work, a treatise against transubstantiation. - "The English Church in the Eighteenth Century", Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton.
  3. He did not see anything in our offices so essentially contrary to their principles, that they need scruple to join in them; and if some alterations were made, we also might join in theirs, on a clear understanding that on all such points of disagreement as the doctrine of transubstantiation, either body of Christians should hold the opinions which it approved. - "The English Church in the Eighteenth Century", Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton.