05 September 2004

interesting article

From Alastair's blog, I found this interesting essay by Douglas Farrow, whose Ascension and Ecclesia (Eerdmans 1999) I had enjoyed. The essay is entitled "Between the Rock and a Hard Place: In Support of (something like) a Reformed View of the Eucharist" and appeared in the International Journal of Systematic Theology (3:2, 2001:167-186).

Farrow, an Anglican theologian in the Reformed tradition, interacts helpfully with Aquinas, Augustine, Irenaeus, Luther, Jean-Luc Marion, Graham Ward, and Catherin Pickstock in attempting to construct a theological reflection upon the eucharist that, while catholic and Calvinian, also attempts to overcome some of the possible pitfalls of Calvin's approach.