Saturday, July 31, 2010

Luther was not alone in deeming reason a noxious whore.

"Now, against the sacrilegious and impious darings of reason, we assert both that God knows all things before they come to pass, and that we do by our free will whatsoever we know and feel to be done by us only because we will it." Augustine (De Civitate Dei, 5.9)

Those who worship reason always think they can back a theologian into a corner with their pseudo-socratic sophistry. But a true theologian perceives the greatness of God and is able to hold fast to the one without letting go of the other.

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