Thursday, January 19, 2012

A couple of absolute gems from Father Andrew Stephen Damick

On his wonderful "Roads from Emmaus" blog, Father Andrew wrote this blog post recently about the YouTube phenomenon entitled "Why I Hate Religion, but Love Jesus."  I write this post not to speak about that YouTube video or Father Andrew's well-stated refutations of it (there is another, perhaps even better one here).  Rather, in the commentary, he had two comments that were absolutely wonderful that touch on and, in my opinion, state far better than I did the theology and anthropology behind one of my recent posts on person and nature.

Father Andrew wrote:

"Monergism is a heresy because it requires a heretical Christology, which is monoenergism. It makes Christ into something less than human, because He thereby does not have human energies."

"Monergism is simply the soteriology of monoenergism. Salvation is to become by grace what Christ is by nature. If, therefore, the actual model of our salvation eliminates human energies from the picture, then we can only conclude that Christ does not have them."

Well said, Father.

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