Practicing Scripture, Christ, and the Church: John Calvin’s Agenda for the Eucharist

What is “practical” theology? Often, practical theology is thought to consist of the explicit practices of the church, such as church discipline, preaching, leadership, types of worship, etc. Is this the sort of practical theology Calvin is engaged with in his Eucharistic theology? Although a good portion of Calvin’s practical theology of the Eucharist surelyContinue reading “Practicing Scripture, Christ, and the Church: John Calvin’s Agenda for the Eucharist”

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Atonement & Eucharist– Notes on Eleonore Stump’s LATC15 Presentation

Eleonore stump had the privilege of being the final plenary speaker at #LATC15 today. She presented a paper on the connection between atonement and the eucharist. She is best known for her work on the philosophy of religion, metaphysics, and medieval philosophy. Here are my notes on her lecture. Atonement and Eucharist Eleonore Stump Purpose:Continue reading “Atonement & Eucharist– Notes on Eleonore Stump’s LATC15 Presentation”

Karl Barth on The Meaning of the Lord’s Supper

In laying out Barth’s position on the Lord’s Supper we cannot properly speak of “Barth’s position” because Barth ended his Church Dogmatics (henceforth CD) before touching upon the Lord’s Supper (henceforth LS) extensively,[1] thus any reconstruction of Barth’s position is just that, a reconstruction and not an exposition. However what we can say with certaintyContinue reading “Karl Barth on The Meaning of the Lord’s Supper”

Eucharistic Theology and Ecclesiology

A few weeks ago Fuller seminary’s book store was shutting down and having a 90% off sale. Yes 90% off. I had mixed feelings; I was ecstatic that I could buy books for 90% but I was also sad because another local bookstore was shutting down. There really is somethings special about picking up aContinue reading “Eucharistic Theology and Ecclesiology”