Sunday, May 24, 2009

C.S. Lewis quote-of-the-week

They all say "the ordinary reader does not want theology"…I have rejected their advice. I do not think the ordinary reader is such a fool. Theology means "the science of God", and I think any man who wants to think about God at all would like to have the clearest and most accurate ideas about Him which are available…If you do not listen to Theology, that will not mean that you have no ideas about God. It will mean that you have a lot of wrong ones—bad, muddled, out-of-date ideas.

-- Mere Christianity, book 4, ch. 1

Reminds me of a favorite C.S. Lewis line-- paraphrased: We're all theologians. The question is whether we're good theologians or bad theologians.


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