Transubstantiation (Pdf/E–pub) ¶ Brett Salkeld

Alvin instrumentalism to contrast Their Views With Auinas views with Auinas conclusion here is that in many important respects the reformers were arguing against non doctrinal perversions of Auinas s articulation Salkeld demonstrates how close Luther and Calvin really were to Auinas s original formulation and he suggests some cumenical paths forward for church unity on this issue with our Lutheran and Calvinist brothers and sistersAlthough Salkeld s intention in writing the book is Il Roderico ecumenical it is worth reading just for thexplanation of Catholic doctrine I m a cradle Catholic and thought I Understood Transubstantiation Reasonably understood transubstantiation reasonably yet the book was honestly transformative of my thinking In particular Salkeld highlights treatments of real presence that were near cannibalistic ie the first confession of Berengarius and how theology pivoted away from that University Of Toronto Class And Prize Lists 1900 extreme until Auinas s precise formulation of transubstantiationAs I gather from Salkeld the gist of Auinas s articulation is very roughly transubstantiation is not the removal of the substance of the bread and replacing it with the substance of Christ Rather God is the veryssence of being in that all of reality subsists in Him The consecration at the Mass tears the veil that separates the substance of the bread from the underlying reality of God in which it subsists Salkeld s detailed Assembl E G N Rale Des Citoyens Actifs De La Commune De Carpentras 1791 explanation of Auinas and working out of the implications of the doctrine brought my appreciation for the Eucharist to anven higher levelI also njoyed the discussion of Luther and Calvin and the book improved my underst. Ies of Auinas Luther and Calvin showing that Christians might have in common improved my underst. Ies of Auinas Luther and Calvin showing that Christians might have in common this topic than they have typically been led to believe As Salkeld corrects false understandings of the .
Great book Becomes uite dense at times and probably could have been shorter Really njoyed the Instruction De L Assembl E Nationale Sur La Formation Des Nouvelles Mun ending of the book and how Brett tiedverything back together A few months ago I heard Brett Salkeld the author talking on the First Things podcast about this book I was intrigued and we nded up selecting it for my Christian reading groupThe overall project is a deep dive on Catholic theology of transubstantiation and some proposals for Christian unity on the Eucharist It is fairly high level and challenging But if you have any tolerance for academic theologyphilosophy I think it is well worth the investment of time and attentionSalkeld covers VERY ROUGHLY THREE TOPICS1 HE SUMMARIZES THE HISTORICAL CHRISTIAN roughly three topics1 He summarizes the historical Christian of the real presence prior to Auinas For Catholic apologetic purposes this is xtremely useful because it helps respond to cherry picked uotes from certain church fathers that appear to deny real presence For xample Augustine at times refers to the bread and wine as signs or figures and the book helps makes sense of this2 He then does a deep dive #on Auinas to really get to the heart of xactly what #Auinas to really get to the heart of xactly what meant by transubstantiation This includes a uestion by uestion walk through of several of the key passages in the Summa The analysis is thorough and addresses strange corner uestions like uid sumit mus What does the mouse at ie Summa The analysis is thorough and addresses strange corner uestions like uid sumit mus What does the mouse Le Ons De Chimie L Mentaire eat ie a mouse goes into church after the Mass and sneaks a bite from the tabernacle does transubstantiation mean that the mouse consumes Christ3 He then does similar deep dives into Luther consubstantialism and This thoroughgoing studyxamines the doctrine of transubstantiation from historical theological and Nouveau Manifeste Des Repr Sentans Du Comt Venaissin ecumenical vantage points Brett Salkeldxplores ucharistic presence in the theolog.

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Anding of their theology I felt Salkeld did a good job framing their objections to transubstantiation in the context of contemporary theological development and showing how the reformers were closer to Catholic doctrine than we might think Although I ll have to leave it to the Lutherans and Calvinists to opine on whether Salkeld s cumenical outreach is helpful for themI really really loved the book but in fairness I ll close with two comments to point out who it is NOT forFirst although Salkeld does an incredible job xplaining
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doctrine and tracing development he doesn t do a step by step justification of the fundamentals of Catholic theology For xample there s no chapter with a scriptural analysis of John 6 and the Bread of Life discourse If you want a book to give you that basic introduction to apologetics I would suggest Barron s Eucharist and Pitre s Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the EucharistSecond the book does a superb job addressing Catholics Lutherans and Calvinists But one view that does not get much attention is unfortunately the one that in my get much attention is unfortunately the one that in my is the most dominant in American Protestantism the theology that takes the Lord s Supper as purely symbolic whether as official teaching in most vangelical seminaries or the practical understanding in the pews of most Protestant churches Because those groups don t have a true sacramental theology there s not much in the book s scope to address them So if your goal theology there s not much in the book s scope to address them So if your goal cumenical outreach to it s just a memorial vangelicals Salkeld will need to write another book. Heology of transubstantiation he shows that Luther and Calvin were much closer to the medieval Catholic tradition than is often acknowledged The book includes a foreword by Michael Root. Transubstantiation
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