I Couldn't Resist Posting This
Martin Heidegger: Helping Old Ladies Worship Jesus since 1927 AD from the Anglican + Calvinist Blog. With a title like that, could you blame me?
In any event, what he says here is what many Orthodox theologians have been saying for years. So congratulations in finally coming around! I suppose Calvinists can think straight, it just takes them a little more time to get it.
One of my reservations about any "Reformed" theology (and mind you, just in "thumbing through it") is how a-historical it is. That is, I have come to the conclusion with Georges Florovsky that real Christian theology is history, pure and simple. It is the history of what God has done for his people. So when I see articles with few proper names, few historical references, and overly systematized reasoning, I cease to pay attention after a few paragraphs. Who said something is just as imporant as what was said in many cases. That is the point of tradition. Tradition is Christianity, and God, in a real sense is Tradition; He is giving, even in the sense of being Father, Son, and Spirit..... the passing on in fulness.
Abstraction is good for some things. But real truth is personal.