Oxford Movement exegesis and sacramental ontology

In the world that Augustine and Aquinas inhabited, created things and human institutions were interconnected with heavenly realities, knit together in Christ in whom “all things hold together” (Col. 1:17). We seem not to inhabit this world.

The Oxford Movement’s sacramental interpretation of Scripture

For the Oxford Movement, the interpretation of the Bible is inextricably bound up with the doctrine of the Incarnation and the sacraments, so that to neglect a sacramental or allegorical interpretation is in some way to fail to appreciate, or even to deny, these doctrines.

Two concrete steps for the new Oxford Movement

We know that we want to build Christ-filled relationships, and we know that our faith calls us to try to build just communities with those suffering from oppression. But it can be hard to figure out how to go about doing these things.