By George Hunsinger
The theology of the Eucharist has lengthy been the topic of heated debate, quite because the Reformation. George Hunsinger's publication explores ways that Christians may possibly unravel their modifications during this quarter. With the purpose of fostering ecumenical convergence, he tackles 3 key concerns dividing the church buildings concerning the Eucharist: actual presence, Eucharistic sacrifice, and ordained ministry. Hunsinger, a Protestant theologian within the Reformed culture, brings jap Orthodox perspectives extra systematically into the dialogue than has been universal within the West. He additionally discusses the social value of the Eucharist. His certain end summarizes and clarifies the argument as a complete with a watch to explaining how the perspectives proposed within the e-book could lead on the church buildings, starting with the Reformed church, in the direction of the day while stumbling blocks to Eucharistic sharing are triumph over. George Hunsinger has been selected because the recipient of the 2010 Karl Barth Prize through the jury of the Union of Evangelical church buildings within the Evangelical Church in Germany.
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That sacramentally the divinity is poured into the bread and wine, the same bread and wine still remaining: like as the same divinity by unity of person was in the humanity of Christ, the same humanity still remaining with the divinity [the incarnational analogy]. And yet the bread is changed, not in shape, nor substance, but in nature, as Cyprian truly saith, not meaning that the natural substance of the bread is clean gone, but that by God’s word there is added thereto another higher property, nature, and condition, far passing the nature and condition of common bread .
The French Confession of 1559, ed. Joseph D. Small (Louisville: The Presbyterian Church USA, 1998), p. 16. 48 the ir o n i n t he f ir e : a pr o po s al The Scots Confession of 1560: Notwithstanding the distance between his glorified body in heaven and mortal [humanity] on earth, yet we must assuredly believe that the bread that we break is the communion of Christ’s body and the cup which we bless the communion of his blood. Thus we confess and believe without doubt that the faithful . . 3 The Heidelberg Catechism of 1563: His crucified body and blood are the true food and drink of our souls for eternal life .
Wayne Pipkin (Allison Park: Pickwick Publications, 1984), p. 321. 45 the e uchari st and e cumenism Eastern Orthodoxy. 47 47 The patristic idea of transelementation is noted favorably by T. F. Torrance in Theology in Reconciliation (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1975), p. 162. See also Iain R. Torrance, Christology After Chalcedon (Norwich: Canterbury Press, 1988), p. 77. 46 2 The iron in the fire: a proposal A proposal for resolving ecumenical controversies about sacramental conversion and real presence can now be developed under six captions: mode of bodily presence, mode of rhetoric, mode of reception, mode of conversion, mode of duration, and mode of consecration.
The Eucharist and Ecumenism: Let us Keep the Feast (Current Issues in Theology) by George Hunsinger