Thursday, April 26, 2007

Promise and Presence (John Colwell)


I had started reading this before heading off on holiday, but only managed to finish it when I was there. It is superb, an excellent exploration of sacramental theology with which I found myself in virtually 100% agreement - which, given that the author is a tutor at Spurgeon's, might strike some as surprising! I'm going to use much of his material in my Learning Church sequence, so there will be more to come about him. I was particularly struck by the way that his sacramental understanding of the eucharist was enabled by his depression - that the reality of God's activity doesn't rest upon how we feel about it!! Quite so.

Very highly recommended.

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