The doctrine, especially in Lutheran belief, that the substance of the bread and wine coexists with the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist. Compare with transubstantiation.
- In the case of Lutheranism, a doctrine of consubstantiation was as absurd as the mechanistic maneuvering of transubstantiation.
- Among much broader goals, they affirmed a form of consubstantiation - that the Eucharist remained physically bread and wine, while becoming spiritually the body and blood of Christ.
- It reminds me of an old religious controversy between transubstantiation and consubstantiation.
Late 16th century: from modern Latin consubstantiatio(n-), from con- 'together', on the pattern of transubstantiation- 'transubstantiation'.
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