Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Commentaries on the Lord's Prayer

Neil at Catholic Sensibility has the full-text of Archbishop Rowan Williams' commentary on the Lord's Prayer, along with links to commentaries by Cardinal Martini, and Orthodox theologian Olivier Clement. Worth it!

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assiniboine said...

Odd that with his Presbyterian background Archbishop Williams misquoted "Will your anchor hold"! (It's "We have an anchor that keeps the soul/steadfast and sure while the billows roll/grounded in the faith which cannot move/anchored firm and deep in the Saviour's love." Mixed metaphor but 19th century revivalists were not on their literary honour.) Priscilla Jane Owen, I think it was, without looking it up.

assiniboine said...

Hmmm...Archbishop Williams's predecessor as Abp of Canterbury Cosmo Gordon Lang, mostly now famous for his role in Edward VIII's dismissal (this brought to mind by your query of my quotation from George VI re: the 1917 Balfour Declaration*), was also a Presbyterian. Brian Reid, of internet-development fame (he really did have something of the role that Albert Gore Jnr unfortunately brought howls of laughter down upon himself by claiming for himself) who is the eminence grise of Anglicans Online, also had an evangelical Protestant background. Interesting. Outstanding Anglicans are Presbyterians by birth? And from what you say, numerous outstanding Catholics of your acquaintance in the US are southern Baptists by birth. Of course, Cardinals Manning and Newman were Anglicans; and you were a Hindu. And all these are singularly appealing and sympathetic, not to speak of articulate and small-C catholic, advocates for their *chosen* denominational allegiances. I forbear to editorialise....


*(Necessary to specify the 1917 Balfour Declaration: the 1926 Balfour Declaration was the one which declared the British Dominions Beyond the Seas, as they were then quaintly termed -- Canada, Newfoundland, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand (and, expressly stated soon to join them, India) to be sovereignties).