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Why Matter Matters: Philosophical and Scriptural Reflections on the Sacraments [Paperback]

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Pages   216
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.16" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.48"
Weight:   0.49 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2002
Publisher   Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN  1931709343  
EAN  9781931709347  

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Item Description...
We are shown why the material elements of the sacraments - like bread, wine, water, and oil - are absolutely crucial to our faith. Get a step-by-step explanation of why the Church does what it does, and why it makes a difference.

Publishers Description
Do the material parts of the Sacraments really make that much difference? Yes, they do. In this unique and fascinating book, you'll learn how God cares for our material being as well as our spiritual being.

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Faith and Reason in Wedded Bliss  Sep 28, 2005
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested on why the Church so adamantly insists on the importance of particular material substances for the valid use of the God-given means of grace. This book convincingly demonstrates that controversies surrounding such seemingly trivial issues as wheaten vs. non-wheaten bread for the Eucharist evince the great chasm that exists between most of contemporary thought on the one hand and a *truly* Catholic worldview on the other. A philosophical and Scriptural tour de force!
Good Response to the New Gnosticism  Dec 23, 2002
David Lang's book explains why the Catholic Church takes the position that she has no power to alter the matter used in the sacraments. The matter or material used in each sacrament, whether water in Baptism or wheat bread and grape wine in the Eucharist, matters because it originates in divine choice. Lang shows how that divine choice fits into the long panorama of salvation history recorded in the Scriptures. Lang also relies on philosophical argument to show how particular matter makes a difference. This reasoning also applies to the issue of priestly ordination of women because the proper matter for the sacrament of holy orders is a male candidate. Lang's work illustrates the Catholic view that God works through particular forms of matter and so makes the choice of matter significant. Lang's arguments counteract the New Gnosticism prevalent in modern Western culture that views distinctions between different types of matter as unimportant. It is worth reading because it exposes how the desire of some to arbitrarily change the sacraments contradicts both divine revelation and human reasoning.

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