20 November 2010
New Lutheran Quote of the Day
Behind transubstantiation there is a balking at the conjunction of God and thing. The thing must surely be absorbed, transmuted if there is to be an operation of God. Such thinking is of a piece with Docetism and its kindred heresies... If God was born into creation as Mary's baby, we cannot say that it was no true baby, that it merely had the accidents of a baby. Similarly it cannot be said that bread and wine must lose their essence if God is to impart Himself in them. -- Dr. Norman Nagel, CTM 1953, p. 637.
Posted by William Weedon at 3:14 PM