The Transfiguration has lived on through the ages, and shed its light upon all ages… In the light of that countenance which was altered, of that raiment which was white and glistering, all human countenances have acquired a brightness, all common things have been transfigured.

~ F.D. Maurice, The Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven, quoted in Arthur Michael Ramsey, The Glory of God and the Transfiguration of Christ, 145.