Kresta in the Afternoon – June 5, 2020 – Hour 2

+  Scripture as Real Presence (full hour)

  • Description: When the Church teaches that we are to venerate the Sacred Scriptures just as we do the Body of our Lord what does that mean? Numerous commentaries and sermons in the Fathers show they regarded Christ as a treasure hidden in the field of the Old Testament, and that they found his Real Presence in the Old Testament scriptures. What is the mode of Christ’s presence in the Scripture. Can we speak of a Real Presence theologian? We talk with Hans Boersma.
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    • Hans Boersma
      Hans Boersma is the author most recently of Scripture as Real Presence. He serves in the St Benedict Servants of Christ Chair in Ascetical Theology at Nasthotah House in Wisconsin—a community of formation marked by the fullness of Anglican faith and practice, Benedictine spirituality, and classical Christian thought and teaching. He spent the last 14 years teaching at Regent College in Vancouver and Trinity Western Univeristy in Langley, Canada. Visit him at
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    • Scripture as Real Presence

      Christianity Today Book Award Winner This work argues that the heart of patristic exegesis is the attempt to find the sacramental reality (real presence) of Christ in the Old Testament Scriptures. Leading theologian Hans Boersma discusses numerous sermons and commentaries of the church fathers to show how they regarded Christ as the treasure hidden in the field of the Old Testament and explains that the church today can and should retrieve the sacramental reading of the early church. Combining detailed scholarly insight with clear, compelling prose, this book makes a unique contribution to contemporary interest in theological interpretation. (learn more)

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