Category Archives: Sacraments

The Sacrament of Marriage

Over at Called to Communion, Bryan Cross has an excellent article on the Sacrament of Marriage. Here’s a brief excerpt: This doctrine is perceived by many people in our generation as scandalous, because divorce and remarriage have become so commonplace. … Continue reading

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Real and Imagined Stories

In an article on Real and Imagined Stories, Thomas Howard writes: And the sacraments: These all have their existence in the solid world of flesh and blood. They stand at the pinnacle of all dogma, doctrine, theology, and discourse. (It … Continue reading

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The School of Sanctification

John Joseph Haldane, a noted contemporary philosopher and author of Faithful Reason (2004) and Reasonable Faith (2010), had an article in First Things back in 1998 entitled The School of Sanctification on Christian education. Here’s a brief excerpt: G. K. … Continue reading

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Historical Slides to Unitarianism

Regarding Newman’s claim that Calvinism tends, historically, to slide into Unitarianism, a post by Tertium Quid connects this with our sensory human nature: ….Thus, if you look at the history of Calvinism in several countries, it follows a pattern: zeal … Continue reading

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Catholic & Orthodox agreement

from article by Marty Rothwell: Historical Christian doctrines “held without controversy” prior to the schism of the 11th century. God the Son is of the same substance and nature as God the Father. God is a Triune Being (Trinity). Jesus … Continue reading

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The Sacraments

From a 1993 article by Thomas Howard, Recognizing the Church: Fifth and finally, the sacraments of the Church confront me. The word sacrament is the Latin word for the Greek mysterion, mystery. Indeed, we are in the presence of mystery … Continue reading

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Faith Working by Love

Pope Benedict’s recent catechsis on Saint Paul’s “faith working by love:” From Works to Faith From Faith to Works [update] And, more recently: 10 December 2008, Saint Paul (16): Theology of the sacraments 3 December 2008, Saint Paul (15): The … Continue reading

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