Radical Preaching

Can preaching again have something to say?
This blog marks the attempt to bring the theological vision of Radical Orthodoxy into the worship and preaching of the local church.

Monday, January 16, 2006

A Week with Paul McPartlan

David sent me an email just after the new year asking some excellent questions about how Protestants view theology and the Church. Also, over the Christmas holiday, I received an excellent book, Sacrament of Salvation: An Introduction to Eucharistic Ecclesiology by Paul McPartlan. I hope to work through McPartlan's book and to try to draw out where my own denomination stands. I hope others can contribute with regard to their own denomination/tradition.

Chapter 1: The Eucharist Makes the Church: Calvary Cross & Heavenly Banquet

Chapter 2: Preparation of the Children of Abraham: The Messiah Foretold by the Prophets

Chapter 3: The Story of the New People of God: Two Thousand Years in Three Steps

Chapter 4: A Modern Father of the Church: The Trials and Triumphs of Henri de Lubac

Chapter 5: The Church, Sacrament of Salvation: Liturgy, Structure and Mission

Chapter 6: The Holy Spirit and Unity: The Eucharist in Ecumenical Dialogue

Chapter 7: This Is the Cup of My Blood: The Chalice and the Renewal of Baptism

Chapter 8: The Universe Attains Its Destiny Through Us: Christ and the Church: Priest of Creation

I hope to begin soon. Here is a quote from then Cardinal Ratzinger:
"The Church is the celebration of the Eucharist; the Eucharist is the Church; they do not simply stand side by side; they are one and the same; it is from there that everything else radiates" (xiv).