p {text-indent: 12px;}
"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, con
cerning the word of life -- the life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it ...." I John 1:1-2 (RSV)

"After his resurrection the disciples saw the living Christ, whom they knew to have died, with the eyes of faith (oculata fide)." Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, III, 55, 2 ad 1, as quoted in D. M. Stanley, Jesus in Gethsemane (New York, Paulist Press 1980).

Monday, June 16, 2014

Leithart and Levering

Two biblical writers who have been helpful to me are Peter Leithart and Matthew Levering.  Leithart and Levering, sounds like a law firm.  Here from First Things  you see what Levering says about Leithart:

I first discovered Peter Leithart’s writings in the pages of Pro Ecclesia and First Things. Even his earliest writings are striking for their creative engagement with the Christian tradition and for their superb rhetorical power. When I turned to his books, I found a sacramental and political theologian for the whole Church. Writing from a strongly Reformed, evangelical perspective, Peter manifests a wonderful love for Christ and for Christ’s scriptural word in all its dimensions. Indeed Peter’s love for Christ, and the distinctive way in which he has learned from those who have loved Christ in centuries past, overflows into theological and pastoral writings that put merely academic writings to shame. By God’s grace, he is energizing a “new evangelization” within Reformed and evangelical circles that will bear great fruit for all Christians, especially with regard to helping us to hear and live the gospel in our American context.