Friday, February 20, 2009

Theology Snack #4

Today, a quote from theologian Karl Barth. And hopefully, something to think about.

Of all the sciences which stir the head and heart, theology is the fairest. It is closest to human reality, and gives us the clearest view of the truth after which all science quests...It is a landscape, in which distant perspectives are always clear. Theology is a masterpiece, as well-planned and yet as bizarre as the cathedrals of Cologne and Milan.

Theology is not a private subject for theologians only. Nor is it a private subject for professors. Fortunately, there have repeatedly been congregation members, and often whole congregations, who have pursued theology energetically while their pastors were theological infants or barbarians. Theology is a matter for the Church.


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