Great theologians (2)

Posted on February 15, 2008

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How about this, from Erasmus of Rotterdam?

‘To me he is truly a theologian who teaches not by skill with intricate syllogisms but by a disposition of mind, by the very expression and eyes …

‘In his kind of philosophy, located as it is more truly in the disposition of the mind than in syllogisms, life means more than debate, inspiration is preferable to erudition, transformation is a more important matter than intellectual comprehension.

‘Only a very few can be learned, but all can be Christian, all can be devout, and – I shall boldly add – all can be theologians.’

(HT The Conventicle)

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