Unintentional Schism? A Response to Peter Leithart’s “Too catholic to be Catholic”

Of late Protestantism seems to be undergoing a “climate change.”  Theological positions are shifting and church affiliations are undergoing realignment in surprising ways.  Reformed Christians are rediscovering liturgical worship and the church fathers.  While pastors sought to enrich their Protestant heritage, they did not intend that people would jettison their Protestantism altogether and become Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox.  These defections are raising concerns among pastors.   Peter Leithart in a recent…

Platonic Dualism in the Reformed Understanding of the Real Presence?

Recently there was a discussion on this site about the Reformed tradition’s understanding of the real presence.  Russ Warren was criticized for his explanation that in the Eucharist we ascend to heaven and there mystically feed on Christ’s body and blood.  He was trying to show how the Reformed tradition doesn’t hold to a memorialist view of the Lord’s Supper but to the more “traditional” understanding of the real presence.  In response…