Pope’s exegesis ‘harmonises’ with Anglicanism

27 04 2011

Richard O’Brien comments on the Holy Father’s latest book in the May edition of the Westminster Cathedral magazine, Oremus:

Anglicans contemplating the Ordinariate may also be grateful for Benedict’s work. For Benedict insists that exegesis take place ‘witin a confessing readin go Scripture that is guided by the Father, the great liturgies, and the Christological doctrine of the Councils’, and such an approach harmonises, not just with Newman’s Oxford Movement, but with the caroline Divines of classical Anglicanism, such as Andrewes and Laud, who formed the Tractarians and their heirs for whom the Ordinariate now exists.