Saturday, April 17, 2010

Radner on unbenedictability

"for this reason, these elements, perceived as 'goods' by some, are not 'benedictable,' I would argue, because they are goods perceived and explicitly received apart from the grace given in the scripturally regulated particularity of God's Incarnation, death, and Resurrection in Jesus as commonly understood by the church.  All these goods fall into areas where private conscience alone can and ought to order Christian prayer. . . ."

Ephraim Radner, "Blessing: a scriptural and theological reflection," Pro ecclesia 19, no. 1 (Spring 2010):  27.

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