The healing of Anglican-Methodist division requires an honesty about our differences and our history.
John Henry Newman wrote, "Who would not rather be found even with Whitfield and Wesley, than with ecclesiastics whose life is literary ease at the best, whose highest flights attain but to Downing Street or the levee?"
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.
Spiritual exegesis is part and parcel of the Oxford Movement's efforts to help the English church recover her capacity to see and to enjoy the kind of vision of God, which is compellingly attractive, which is the beginning and end of Christian life.
Fr. Mac Stewart reviews two volumes in patristics, concerned especially with the character of Catholic doctrine.
“Self-awareness” has become something of a cultural phenomenon of late. Yet for all its benefits, there are limits to what it can achieve.
Maybe it's just me, but Easter joy has been harder to come by this year.
Oceans of ink have been spilled on the subject of time’s sanctification according to the Church’s calendar, and, certainly, conforming one’s life to the calendar, observing feasts and fasts and seasons, affords... Read More...