O Eternal God! O Eternal Trinity! Through the union of Thy divine nature Thou hast made so precious the Blood of Thine only-begotten Son! O eternal Trinity, Thou art as deep a mystery as the sea, in whom the more I seek, the more I find; and the more I find, the more I seek.
by Al Kimel Did you know that right-wing Episcopalians are committed to the Enlightenment project of disenchanting reality? I didn’t know it, until I read the Anglican Scotist’s article Radiating Disaster Triumphant. In this article the Scotist continues his argument that the appeal to the plain meaning of Scripture is philosophically incoherent: On the one
The Catholic: She wasn’t sure that advice to stay where she was had been infallible as distinct from calling for mere religious submission. The Orthodox: Because her side of the road was becoming dangerously susceptible to Latin influence. The Episcopalian: To demonstrate provisional willingness to meet the stern demands of radical inclusivity. The Lutheran: There
My friend Jeff Steel over at Meam Commemorationem has written a stimulating post on Lancelot Andrewes and Alexander Schmemann on symbol and eucharistic presence: figura et res, veritas et figura. Andrewes was one of the most “Eastern” of the Anglican Divines and had a very high view of the Eucharist. Do drop by Jeff’s blog
The English Reformation was the enshrinement of Liberal Protestantism as a way of life with a bit of liturgy, and Sunday morning dress-up thrown in. The Socinian theology of scholars like Cranmer, Jewell, and Hooker is well known. Bishop Butler provided the definitive defense of Anglican scepticism by writing his definitive book on The Analogy
by Al Kimel In his article Taking Your Pick, the Anglican Scotist criticizes the appeal of “right-wing ECUSAans” (one of his favorite terms for anyone who disagrees with the present direction of the Episcopal Church) to the plain sense of Scripture. He believes that the Anglican commitment to creedal faith precludes any such simplistic appeal: