The Breaking of Bread

T F Torrance

In a sermon by T F Torrance, based on the text of Acts 2: 42, he identifies a renewed understanding of Scripture that has emerged as a consequence of ecumenical engagement, and he particularly records his indebtedness to the Orthodox tradition. Thereafter, he seeks to expound the text ‘through the eyes of the Greek Orthodox Church’, in relation to three themes: 1) ‘Fidelity to Apostolic Doctrine’ 2) ‘Communion of the Holy Spirit’, and 3) “Eucharistic Worship of the People of God”. He affirms that the worship of the Orthodox Church is ‘the most biblically grounded worship’ known to him, and he contrasts this with contemporary Protestant worship which he regards as essentially an expression of the human self.

Volume 01, Number 01 May 1971, p18
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