Meditations on Christ the Redeemer

“That the Transfiguration appears generally to have had what may be termed a theological aspect, and was designed to show that the Law and the prophets had become part of the gospel, cannot reasonably be doubted; but that it was also designed to conform the faith of the apostles who witnessed it, and to supply them with spiritual strength against those hours of suffering and trial which our Lord had recently predicted, seems pressed upon us by the position it occupies in the sacred narrative”

—Canon H. P. Liddon (1829–1890)