“This suffering of the church’s fractured communion for the sake of and as the expression of communion itself represents one of the deepest paradoxes of the ‘church as communion’ that has so exercised the theological imagination of the past decades. It is, however, no more difficult to grasp than the fact that God would suffer the assault upon his own life – the Cross – and thereby prove before all creation more than anywhere else that here he is God most manifestly (cf. Phil. 2:1-11).”

~ Ephraim Radner, “The Humiliation of Anglicanism and Christian Life” in The Fate of the Communion¬†

 

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