Dealing With Made-up Words
Gamora: Then we have to go to Knowhere now.
Thor: Wrong! Where we have to go is Nidavellir.
Drax: That’s a made-up word.
Thor: All words are made-up.
Transubstantiation: Theology, History, and Christian Unity, Brett Salkeld
Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, and John Calvin all genuinely believed and sought to teach Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist and came much closer than it may first appear.
I have finally finished this book. As I mentioned early on, I concluded that the language and theology was well above my understanding – I probably got about 30% of it. What I did take away, and, I hope, some of you take away, is that the differences between Catholics and Protestants on this topic is not nearly as wide as the emotional reaction to the word suggests.
Why do I find that important? It is only going to be through some subset of Christians – across all traditions and denominations – where some hope for a foundation of liberty and a wall against totalitarianism will be found. Divisions among this group, this subset, will only hinder the ability of such a stand to form.
No, I am not after one church under a single formal, institutional hierarchy (other than under Christ, of course). I am not looking for one statement of confession or faith. There will remain divisions on many matters. But there need not be division where there is no need for division; where there is division
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