con·​sub·​stan·​ti·​a·​tion | \ ˌkän(t)-səb-ˌstan(t)-shē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce consubstantiation (audio) \

Definition of consubstantiation

: the actual substantial presence and combination of the body and blood of Christ with the eucharistic bread and wine according to a teaching associated with Martin Luther — compare transubstantiation

Examples of consubstantiation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Luther’s great departure from what would become majority Protestant practice and belief was his doctrine of consubstantiation, which retained for most purposes the Catholic understanding of the consecration of the elements of the Eucharist. Marilynne Robinson, New Republic, "The Luther Legend," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of consubstantiation

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Consubstantiation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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