D. Stephen Long on Christian unity

Christian unity is only a unity in Christ. If we first seek Christ, unity will inevitably follow. If we do not yet have unity, it must be that he is not yet our first desire and end. If the analogia entis, metaphysics, dialectic, nature/grace distinction, potentia oboedentialis, finitum non capax infiniti, ecclesial structures, ethics, or doctrine does not serve that end, it has no necessary place in the theodrama.

from Saving Karl Barth: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Preoccupation, (Fortress, 2014), 287.

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