December 24, 2009

RIP: Edward Schillebeeckx, OP

Just as the established sign of salvation which is the risen body of Christ also actually gives that which it signifies, through the Lord's incarnate saving activity, so also the earthly body of the Lord, the Church, is sacramentally identical with the heavenly body of Christ.

From Christ the Sacrament of the Encounter with God (trans. Paul Barrett)

Reading texts like this did me a lot of good at a time when I needed it.

Requiescat in pace.

1 comment:

Mark in Spokane said...

One of my favorite modern theologians! I am sorry to hear of his passing. May God have mercy on his soul and welcome him with love into the Kingdom...