When it comes to scriptural interpretation, it’s crucial to take history seriously — or so I’ve read. Many of us, it seems, are simply not taking history seriously enough.
The death of Christ at once shows the essential unity of the Father and the Son, and consummates the mutual society of God and man. The self-giving of God manifests itself in history, within the context of fallen creation, as the humiliation of the Son.
Have Anglicans made incompatible commitments to different Christian churches in ecumenical dialogue?
The Body of Christ has a history that may be mapped, discussed, and studied; it continues to suffer various indignities and worse until the End; and the teachings of its churches undergo various changes.
Marred by hagiography and mired in heresiology, the Reformation is deeply polarizing.