Divorce, Annulment & Communion
A clear concept of marriage as a religious institution evolved relatively late in Christian history. And that history is nothing if not ambiguous.
Commonweal’s September cover story, by David Bentley Hart, argues that Catholics make “wildly inaccurate” claims about Communion and divorce, because they (we) don’t know any history:
But I’m not sure the facts are on his side here.
1. Yesterday Commonweal posted an article on divorce, annulment, and communion by David Bentley Hart. It presents a careful reading of the relevant Scripture, a summary of how the early church dealt with these issues, and a critique of current RC teaching.
Now and always, the church's wide and variegated Tradition excels at pwning the self-proclaimed arbiters of orthodoxy.
thread on the David Bentley Hart communion-and-divorce essay for Commonweal seems like the appropriate response