Category Archives: Quotable

Keep On Keepin’ On

A couple of cool quotes I’ve run into in my readings for my final class (Music) at New St. Andrews: Yet I want to remind you again and again to make every effort to overcome the great difficulties of the … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis on Idolatry

He whom I bow to only knows to whom I bow When I attempt the ineffable Name, murmuring Thou, And dream of Pheidian fancies and embrace in heart Symbols (I know) which cannot be the thing Thou art. Thus always, … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy Needs Heresy

This is an interesting thought from John Milbank: “I regard Catholic Christianity as fulfilling the best pagan impulses, heresy as exaggeration or thinning-down of the truth, and nihilism as a parody both of the Christian view that we are created … Continue reading

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William of Auvergne on the Sinfulness of the Church

(Then Cardinal) Ratzinger in his 1968 book Introduction to Christianity, pp. 339-340, cites the 13th century theologian William of Auvergne as follows on the sinfulness of the Church: “We are no longer dealing with a bride, but with a monster … Continue reading

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Back to the Sources….With New Eyes

“Piercing the layered veils of historical understanding involves a return to the sources with questions and categories beyond those available at the time under study.” [Joseph W. Koterski, “Discerning the More Fruitful Paths to Reform: Pierre Favre and the Lutheran … Continue reading

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Intellectual Rigor-Mortis

Andrew Sandlin’s on In Praise of Mind Changing, reminded me of this quote found on the sidebar of my friend Kevin Johnson’s blog: To hold the same views at forty as we held at twenty is to have been stupefied … Continue reading

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Francis Bacon: “Of Unity in Religion”

Some interesting words on religious unity from the early Protestant Francis Bacon (1551-1626). If you want to read the whole of the short work from which this entry comes (though I’ve reproduced the bulk of it), it can be found … Continue reading

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Theology Set In Stone

I love this quote! Thanks to Forrest Tucker for pointing it out to me! In Damascus the [Muslims] built a mosque that was a veritable wonder. An Arab traveler has described it as it was at this time. Nowhere else … Continue reading

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Perspectives, Truth, and the Inerrant Bible

Found this on a message board today, in a discussion about logical consistency, divine revelation, and how finite creatures know truth. Thought it was worth preserving here. It is not a violation of LNC [the Law of Non Contradiction] if … Continue reading

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Leibniz on the Wise and the Powerful

It is to be hoped that the most powerful be always the most wise, or that the most wise be the most powerful; but human wisdom is quite limited, and often the greatest minds make the greatest mistakes.–Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, … Continue reading

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