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Theology quotes by China Mieville
#1. How do you ... ? What is it you're doing?" he said to Vardy as the man took a breath, mid-insight. What do you call that? Billy thought. That reconstitutitive intelligence, berserker meme-splicing, seeing in nothings first patterns, then correspondence, then causality and dissident sense.
Vardy even smiled. "Paranoid," he said. "Theology. #Quote by China Mieville
Theology quotes by Gail Godwin
#2. When I was in seminary," Father Edward had told other guests around the table when he was purchasing his books, "my spiritual director told me not to read theology. 'Read novels,' he said, and I have. #Quote by Gail Godwin
Theology quotes by Peter Boghossian
#3. An educated theologian: someone who's better at rationalizing what they're pretending to know. #Quote by Peter Boghossian
Theology quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#4. If we look more closely, we see that any violent display of power, whether political or religious, produces an outburst of folly in a large part of mankind; indeed, this seems actually to be a psychological and sociological law: the power of some needs the folly of others. It is not that certain human capacities, intellectual capacities for instance, become stunted of destroyed, but rather that the upsurge of power makes such an overwhelming impression that men are deprived of their independent judgment, and ... give up trying to assess the new state of affairs for themselves. #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Theology quotes by N. T. Wright
#5. Once you understand how first-century Jewish covenant theology actually works, you will see that law-court language, `participation' language, and a great deal else besides, settle down and make their home with each other, dovetailed without confusion and distinguished without dislocation. But to take this further we must turn, at last, to Paul. What, precisely, does Paul mean by `justification', and how does it relate to what he meant by `the gospel'? #Quote by N. T. Wright
Theology quotes by Neal A. Maxwell
#6. Our goals should stretch us bit by bit. So often when we think we have encountered a ceiling, it is really a psychological or experimental barrier that we have built ourselves. We built it and we can remove it. Just as correct principles, when applied, carry their own witness that they are true, so do correct personal improvement programs. But we must not expect personal improvement without pain or some 'remodeling.' We can't expect to have the thrills of revealed religion without the theology. We cannot expect to have the soul stretching without Christian service. #Quote by Neal A. Maxwell
Theology quotes by Francis Chan
#7. James 2:19- 'You believe there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that- and shudder.' God doesn't just want us to have good theology; He wants us to know and love Him. #Quote by Francis Chan
Theology quotes by Deborah Blake
#8. A spiritual path is a living thing, and living things grow and change. Many people fear change when it involves their spiritual practice or theology for various reasons. However, growth involves change. If we do not grow, we risk begrudgingly plodding down a path that doesn't serve our highest good. We must allow ourselves to expand, revise, and find our own spiritual truth and path. A healthy spiritual path is one that includes constant growth. Growth almost inherently includes change. #Quote by Deborah Blake
Theology quotes by Christopher J.H. Wright
#9. If our mission is to share good news, we need to be good news people. If we preach transformation, we need to show some evidence of what transformation looks like. #Quote by Christopher J.H. Wright
Theology quotes by Sinclair B. Ferguson
#10. The notion that we are children of God, his own sons and daughters, lies at the heart of all Christian theology, and is the mainspring of all Christian living. #Quote by Sinclair B. Ferguson
Theology quotes by Terryl L. Givens
#11. Dante thought a state of eternal, rapturous contemplation, and few have proffered more specifics than that. Post-redemption theology seems an oxymoron. #Quote by Terryl L. Givens
Theology quotes by Brian D. McLaren
#12. Growing numbers of us are acknowledging with grief that many forms of supremacy - Christian, white, male, heterosexual, and human - are deeply embedded not just in Christian history but also in Christian theology. We are coming to see that in hallowed words like almighty, sovereignty, kingdom, dominion, supreme, elect, chosen, clean, remnant, sacrifice, lord, and even God, dangerous viruses often lie hidden, malware that must be identified and purged from our software if we want our future to be different from our past. We are realizing that our ancestors didn't merely misinterpret a few Scriptures in their day; rather, they consistently practiced a dangerous form of interpretation that deserves to be discredited, rejected, and replaced by a morally wiser form of interpretation today. (We #Quote by Brian D. McLaren
Theology quotes by John A. Keel
#13. The concept of a supermind running the universe objectively, without compassion, is not new. Several religions are built around it. Thinking of God in these terms is not heresy but is advanced theology. The old-time God - the big bearded man sitting on a throne in the sky - is dead. #Quote by John A. Keel
Theology quotes by Dan   Barker
#14. The next time believers tell you that 'separation of church and state' does not appear in our founding document, tell them to stop using the word 'trinity.' The word 'trinity' appears nowhere in the bible. Neither does Rapture, or Second Coming, or Original Sin. If they are still unfazed (or unphrased), by this, then add Omniscience, Omnipresence, Supernatural,Transcendence, Afterlife, Deity, Divinity, Theology, Monotheism, Missionary, Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Christianity, Evangelical, Fundamentalist, Methodist, Catholic, Pope, Cardinal, Catechism, Purgatory, Penance, Transubstantiation, Excommunication, Dogma, Chastity, Unpardonable Sin, Infallibility, Inerrancy, Incarnation, Epiphany, Sermon, Eucharist, the Lord's Prayer, Good Friday, Doubting Thomas, Advent, Sunday School, Dead Sea, Golden Rule, Moral, Morality, Ethics, Patriotism, Education, Atheism, Apostasy, Conservative (Liberal is in), Capital Punishment, Monogamy, Abortion, Pornography, Homosexual, Lesbian, Fairness, Logic, Republic, Democracy, Capitalism, Funeral, Decalogue, or Bible. #Quote by Dan Barker
Theology quotes by Alan Turing
#15. I am not very impressed with theological arguments whatever they may be used to support. Such arguments have often been found unsatisfactory in the past. In the time of Galileo it was argued that the texts, 'And the sun stood still ... and hasted not to go down about a whole day' (Joshua x. 13) and 'He laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not move at any time' (Psalm cv. 5) were an adequate refutation of the Copernican theory. #Quote by Alan Turing
Theology quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#16. Men are better than this theology. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Theology quotes by James MacDonald
#17. The Scriptures were written with built-in tension between texts and its resultant theology. #Quote by James MacDonald
Theology quotes by Augustine Of Hippo
#18. Narrow is the mansion of my soul; enlarge Thou it, that Thou mayest enter in. It is ruinous; repair Thou it. It has that within which must offend Thine eyes; I confess and know it. But who shall cleanse it? or to whom should I cry, save Thee? Lord, cleanse me from my secret faults, and spare Thy servant from the power of the enemy. I believe, and therefore do I speak. #Quote by Augustine Of Hippo
Theology quotes by Ludwig Feuerbach
#19. It is not I, but religion that worships man, although religion, or rather theology, denies this; it is not I, an insignificant individual, but religion itself that says: God is man, man is God #Quote by Ludwig Feuerbach
Theology quotes by Oswald Chambers
#20. I chose you . . ." (John 15:16). Keep these words as a wonderful reminder in your theology. It is not that you have gotten God, but that He has gotten you. God is at work bending, breaking, molding, and doing exactly as He chooses. And why is He doing it? He is doing it for only one purpose - that He may be able to say, "This is My man, and this is My woman." We have to be in God's hand so that He can place others on the Rock, Jesus Christ, just as He has placed us. #Quote by Oswald Chambers
Theology quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#21. This is the doctrine that we preach; if a man be saved, all the honor is to be given to Christ; but if a man be lost, all the blame is to be laid upon himself. You will find all true theology summed up in these two short sentences, salvation is all of the grace of God, damnation is all of the will of man. #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Theology quotes by Lisa Graham McMinn
#22. To limit the ways our daughters can legitimately function as stewards/rulers further devalues the image of God in them and continues the imbalance and distortion of God's plan. #Quote by Lisa Graham McMinn
Theology quotes by Gino Vannelli
#23. Music will inevitably get you into Philosophy, and once you logically see that through, will end up getting you into Theology. Once you see that through, it will end up getting you to a simple place of being happy with yourself and everybody around you. #Quote by Gino Vannelli
Theology quotes by John E. Goldingay
#24. The imprecatory psalms are for us to pray, who are not victims. Indeed, if we do not want to pray them, it raises questions about the shallowness of our own spirituality, theology and ethics. Do we not want to see wrongdoers put down and punished? One #Quote by John E. Goldingay
Theology quotes by Amy Wright Glenn
#25. greater than any theology, greater than any scripture, and certainly greater than my limited understanding. #Quote by Amy Wright Glenn
Theology quotes by Lailah Gifty, Akita
#26. The greatest KNOWLEDGE is the knowledge of GOD. #Quote by Lailah Gifty, Akita
Theology quotes by Robert H. Schuller
#27. The classical error of historical Christianity is that we have never started with the value of the person. Rather, we have started from the 'unworthiness of the sinner,' and that starting point has set the stage for the glorification of human shame in Christian theology. #Quote by Robert H. Schuller
Theology quotes by Harry Blamires
#28. A resistance stirs within us. Do we *want* our theology paraded thus? As natural men, no. We do not want it any more than we want the discipling of the Christian moral law, repentance, the painful call of self-surrender. but if it is the intellectual expression of that faith by which we live, how can our minds work Christianly without it? Wherever men think and talk, the banner will have to be raised. #Quote by Harry Blamires
Theology quotes by John Piper
#29. I want you to see persecution and opposition and slander and misunderstanding and disappointment and self-recrimination and weakness and danger as the normal portion of faithful pastoral ministry. #Quote by John Piper
Theology quotes by Yann Martel
#30. The obsession with putting ourselves at the centre of everything is the bane not only of theologians but also of zoologists. #Quote by Yann Martel
Theology quotes by Bradley Jersak
#31. In modern street-English, we use "hell" as a catchall term to describe the bad place (usually red hot) where sinful people are condemned to punishment and torment after they die. This simplistic, selective, and horrifying perception of hell is due in large part to nearly 400 years of the King James Version's monopoly in English-speaking congregations (not to mention centuries of imaginative religious art). Rather than acknowledge the variety of terms, images, and concepts that the Bible uses for divine judgment, the KJV translators opted to combine them all under the single term "hell." In truth, the array of biblical pictures and meanings that this one word is expected to convey is so vast that they appear contradictory. For example, is hell a lake of fire or a place of utter darkness? Is it a purifying forge or a torture chamber? Is it exclusion from God's presence or the consuming fire of God's glory?

While modern scholarship acknowledges the mis- or over-translation of Sheol, Hades, and Gehenna as "hell" - especially if by "hell" we refer automatically to the eternal punishment of the wicked in conscious torment in a lake of fire - the thoroughly discussed limitations of hell language and imagery have been slow to permeate the theology of pulpits and pews in much of the church. Why the reluctance? Do we resist out of ignorance? Or are we afraid that abandoning infernalism implies abandoning faithfulness to Scripture and sound doctrine? After all, for so long we #Quote by Bradley Jersak
Theology quotes by Thomas Cogswell
#32. The preachers quickly learned that he could trade biblical quotations with them almost indefinitely. It was equally pointless to cite the standard Presbyterian authorities. James denounced John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion as 'childish', dismissed John Knox as 'a knave' who ha called 'his mother a whore', and informed the minister who claimed a divine warrant to preach that 'the office of prophets was ended'. The preachers could only suffer his sarcasm in silence. #Quote by Thomas Cogswell
Theology quotes by Richard P. Belcher
#33. Theologically, from the very beginning of his Christian life, he was a Calvinist. This was the doctrinal conviction, no doubt of his home church in Nottingham. Pink does show a change in the basic framework of his theology in the passing of time (from dispensationalism to Reformed theology), but there is no evidence of any change in the matter of his Calvinistic convictions. #Quote by Richard P. Belcher
Theology quotes by Marilynne Robinson
#34. It is often said that Europeans learned religious intolerance from the Old Testament. Then how did we happen to skip over the parts where the laws protect and provide for the poor, and where oppression of them is most fiercely forbidden? It is surely dishonest to suggest we learned anything at all from the Torah, if we have not learned anything good from it. Better to say our vices are our own than to try to exculpate ourselves by implying that our attention strayed during the humane and visionary passages. The law of Moses puts liberation theology to shame in its passionate loyalty to the poor. #Quote by Marilynne Robinson
Theology quotes by M.J. Chrisman
#35. Cold be night, cold be heart;
I shall forever sit in dark,
Until one day ride at Flight
Against armies of Thalorion
For last fight ... . #Quote by M.J. Chrisman
Theology quotes by Frederick S. Leahy
#36. Lord, forgive us for the times we have read about Gethsemane with dry eyes. #Quote by Frederick S. Leahy
Theology quotes by Alexander MacLaren
#37. The Gospel is not a mere message of deliverance, but a canon of conduct; it is not a theology to be accepted, but it is ethics to be lived. It is not to be believed only, but it is to be taken into life as a guide. #Quote by Alexander MacLaren
Theology quotes by Marianne Williamson
#38. I am a student of universal spiritual principles, and I read theology and spiritual writings, so my grasp of basic spiritual principles is fairly good. #Quote by Marianne Williamson
Theology quotes by Rebecca Goldstein
#39. As Plato: We become more worthy the more we bend our minds to the impersonal. We become better as we take in the universe, thinking more about the largeness that it is and laugh about the smallness that is us. #Quote by Rebecca Goldstein
Theology quotes by Harold Laski
#40. Aside from theology and sex there is really nothing to talk about. #Quote by Harold Laski
Theology quotes by John Wimber
#41. If we believe in a theology that doesn't contain doing the works of Jesus, we will not have a practice of Signs & Wonders ... #Quote by John Wimber
Theology quotes by Namsoon Kang
#42. How can one maintain a theological confidence in what one claims to be _true_ while acknowledging the existence of multiple religions that also claim to be _true_? #Quote by Namsoon Kang
Theology quotes by Alistair Begg
#43. The main things are the plain things, and the plain things are the main things. #Quote by Alistair Begg
Theology quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#44. If one must have faith in order to believe in something, then the likelihood of that something having any truth or value is considerably diminished. The harder work of inquiry, proof, and demonstration is infinitely more rewarding and has confronted us with findings far more "miraculous" and "transcendent" than any theology. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Theology quotes by Jay E. Adams
#45. I don't care what problem you face; it has no power to defeat the cross of Christ. #Quote by Jay E. Adams
Theology quotes by Bart D. Ehrman
#46. This is one of the hard-and-fast ironies of the Christian tradition: views that at one time were the majority opinion, or at least that were widely seen as completely acceptable, eventually came to be left behind; and as theology moved forward to become increasingly nuanced and sophisticated, these earlier majority opinions came to be condemned as heresies. We have seen this movement already with the exaltation Christology that was the original form of Christian belief. By the second century it was widely deemed heretical. Later understandings of the second century were acceptable and dominant in their day, but they too came to be suspect and even spurned. #Quote by Bart D. Ehrman
Theology quotes by Namsoon Kang
#47. Cosmopolitanism starts from the _singular_ individual rather than the _faceless_ collective #Quote by Namsoon Kang
Theology quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#48. the two priests were talking exactly like priests, piously, with learning and leisure, about the most aerial enigmas of theology. The little Essex priest spoke the more simply, with his round face turned to the strengthening stars; the other talked with his head bowed, as if he were not even worthy to look at them. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Theology quotes by Jurgen Moltmann
#49. If I have a theological virtue, it is curiosity or inquisitiveness. #Quote by Jurgen Moltmann
Theology quotes by Joni Eareckson Tada
#50. The Psalms wrap nouns and verbs around our pain better than any other book. #Quote by Joni Eareckson Tada
Theology quotes by Stephen McAndrew
#51. Christianity tells us we have free will. God has provided man with a choice whether to believe in Him or not. If God's existence were logically inescapable, there would be no free will to choose whether or not to believe in Him. #Quote by Stephen McAndrew
Theology quotes by Criss Jami
#52. Philosophy may serve as the bridge between theology and science. All atheism is a philosophy, but not all philosophy is atheism. Philosophy ('love of wisdom') is simply a tool depending on how one uses it, and in some cases, logically understanding the nature of God and existence. #Quote by Criss Jami
Theology quotes by Namsoon Kang
#53. Cosmopolitanism emphasizes and is grounded in a _singular relationality between and among people #Quote by Namsoon Kang
Theology quotes by Catherine Keller
#54. The abiding western dominology can with religion sanction identify anything dark, profound, or fluid with a revolting chaos, an evil to be mastered, a nothing to be ignored. 'God had made us master organizers of the world to establish system where chaos reigns. He has made us adept in government that we may administer government among savages and senile peoples.' From the vantage point of the colonizing episteme, the evil is always disorder rather than unjust order; anarchy rather than control, darkness rather than pallor. To plead otherwise is to write 'carte blanche for chaos.' Yet those who wear the mark of chaos, the skins of darkness, the genders of unspeakable openings
those Others of Order keep finding voice. But they continue to be muted by the bellowing of the dominant discourse. #Quote by Catherine Keller
Theology quotes by Austin Fischer
#55. Faith, doubt, humility, and confidence - this is the stuff and substance of theology at its best. Swagger, smugness, and certainty - this is the stuff and substance of ideology at its worst. #Quote by Austin Fischer
Theology quotes by Saul Bellow
#56. Socrates tried to soothe us, true enough. He said there were only two possibilities. Either the soul is immortal or, after death, things would be again as blank as they were before we were born. This is not absolutely comforting either. Anyway it was natural that theology and philosophy should take the deepest interest in this. They owe it to us not to be boring themselves. On this obligation they don't always make good. However, Kierkegaard was not a bore. I planned to examine his contribution in my master essay. In his view the primacy of the ethical over the esthetic mode was necessary to restore the balance. But enough of that. In myself I could observe the following sources of tedium: 1) The lack of a personal connection with the external world. Earlier I noted that when I was riding through France in a train last spring I looked out of the window and thought that the veil of Maya was wearing thin. And why was this? I wasn't seeing what was there but only what everyone sees under a common directive. By this is implied that our worldview has used up nature. The rule of this view is that I, a subject, see the phenomena, the world of objects. They, however, are not necessarily in themselves objects as modern rationality defines objects. For in spirit, says Steiner, a man can step out of himself and let things speak to him about themselves, to speak about what has meaning not for him alone but also for them. Thus the sun the moon the stars will speak to nonastronomers in spi #Quote by Saul Bellow
Theology quotes by Jose Bergamin
#57. Theology is the logic of the Devil. #Quote by Jose Bergamin
Theology quotes by Michael S. Horton
#58. Regardless of the official theology held on paper, moralistic preaching (the bane of conservatives and liberals alike) assumes that we are not really helpless sinners who need to be rescued but decent folks who need good examples, exhortations, and instructions. #Quote by Michael S. Horton
Theology quotes by Henry Ward Beecher
#59. Theology is a science of mind applied to God. #Quote by Henry Ward Beecher
Theology quotes by William C. Placher
#60. The themes of Jesus' teaching are important, but of course he was more than a teacher. All the Gospels put the end of his life at the dramatic center of his story. Here all the hopes of Israel come together - he is the king of the Jews, the greatest of all the suffering prophets. Yet Jesus transformed those expectations. He did not lead Israel to victory over Rome. Indeed, one of the remarkable features of the narratives of his last days is that his increasing isolation makes it impossible to identify him with any one 'side' or cause. The Roman governor sentenced him as a Jewish rebel, but the leaders of Judaism also turned against him. He attacked the powerful on behalf of the poor, but in the end the mob too called for his blood. His own disciples ran away; Peter denied him. He did not go to his death agony as a representative of Jews, or of the poor, or of Christians, but alone, and thus, according to Christian faith, as a representative of all. #Quote by William C. Placher
Theology quotes by Charles Robert Maturin
#61. Mine is the best theology, the theology of utter hostility to all beings whose sufferings may mitigate mine. In this flattering theory, your crimes become my virtues,–I need not any of my own. Guilty as I am of the crime that outrages nature, your crimes (the crimes of those who offend against the church) are of a much more heinous order. But your guilt is my exculpation, your sufferings are my triumph. I need not repent, I need not believe; if you suffer, I am saved,–that is enough for me. How glorious and easy it is to erect at once the trophy of our salvation, on the trampled and buried hopes of another's! How subtle and sublime that alchemy, that can convert the iron of another's contumacy and impenitence into the precious gold of your own redemption! I have literally worked out my salvation by your fear and trembling. #Quote by Charles Robert Maturin
Theology quotes by Milton R. Hunter
#62. The stupendous truth of the existence of a Heavenly Mother, as well as a Heavenly Father, became established facts in Mormon Theology. #Quote by Milton R. Hunter
Theology quotes by Noam Chomsky
#63. Cyrus Scofield, a preacher from Dallas, Texas, was another link in the chain that connected missionary theology on both sides of the Atlantic. This violent priest produced an annotated, fundamentalist version of the Bible that was published by Oxford University Press in 1909. It was, in a way, the most explicit sketch of the three prongs that form the basis for U.S. policy today: the return of the Jews, the decline of Islam, and the rising fortunes of the United States as a world power. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Theology quotes by Kenneth L. Pike
#64. Fruitful discourse in science or theology requires us to believe that within the contexts of normal discourse there are some true statements. #Quote by Kenneth L. Pike
Theology quotes by Charles Hodge
#65. In every system of theology, therefore, there is a chapter De libero arbitrio. This is a question which every theologian finds in his path, and which he must dispose of; and on the manner in which it is determined depends his theology, and of course his religion, so far as his theology is to him a truth and reality #Quote by Charles Hodge
Theology quotes by Anita Diamant
#66. Reverend Hartshorn's face had puckered into a scowl. "This, er, passionate experience of the divine to which you lay claim is not necessarily evidence of salvation," he said, choosing his words carefully. According to his theology, election was an absolute mystery; however, the notion that this foul-smelling lout could lay claim to revelation seemed monstrous. "The #Quote by Anita Diamant
Theology quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#67. I don't know which is worse - to have a bad teacher or no teacher at all. In any case, I believe the teacher's work should be largely negative. He can't put the gift into you, but if he finds it there, he can try to keep it from going in an obviously wrong direction. We can learn how not to write, but this is a discipline that does not simply concern writing itself but concerns the whole intellectual life. A mind cleared of false emotion and false sentiment and egocentricity is going to have at least those roadblocks removed from its path. If you don't think cheaply, then there at least won't be the quality of cheapness in your writing, even though you may not be able to write well. The teacher can try to weed out what is positively bad, and this should be the aim of the whole college. Any discipline can help your writing: logic, mathematics, theology, and of course and particularly drawing. Anything that helps you to see, anything that makes you look. The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that doesn't require his attention. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Theology quotes by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
#68. Without the withering criticism by nominalism, medieval Christian philosophy and theology would not have relinquished their claim to the role of knowledge in discovering the nature of things in light of higher principles; instead, it caused them to leave the field of battle without any defense before the onslaught of secularism, rationalism, and empiricism, which were, as a result, able to gain a remarkably easy victory. #Quote by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Theology quotes by Andrew Root
#69. The Anselmian call for "faith seeking understanding" may start and gather it's energy not in rational study of past theological points but in the pursuit to make sense of our concrete and lived experiences of Jesus who finds us in a hole, knocks us from our horse, or comes to our daughter in her sleep. #Quote by Andrew Root
Theology quotes by David Bentley Hart
#70. I do not mean that there is anything intellectually contemptible in being formally "godless"
that is, in rejecting all religious dogmas and in refusing to believe in the God those dogmas describe.
One might very well conclude, for instance, that the world contains far too much misery for the pious idea of a good, loving, and just God to be taken very seriously, and that any alleged creator of the universe in which children suffer and die hardly deserves our devotion.
It is an affective
not a strictly logical
position to hold, but it is an intelligible one, with a certain sublime moral purity to it; I myself find it deeply compelling; and it is entirely up to each person to judge whether he or she finds any particular religion's answer to the "problem of evil" either adequate or credible. #Quote by David Bentley Hart
Theology quotes by Yasin Al Hafiz
#71. It is pointless and impossible to maintain a modern ideology based on inaccurate memories of a dead and distant past. #Quote by Yasin Al Hafiz
Theology quotes by Joel Furches
#72. Even if one gives up the concept of God, there are quite a few recognized immaterial things that one has to struggle with. Things such as thought, truth, logic, morality, purpose, and justice become a real problem if the universe is simply material. One could say that these things are imaginary, but then they would have to explain the immaterial construct of imagination. #Quote by Joel Furches
Theology quotes by Mark Batterson
#73. Worship is forgetting about what's wrong with you and remembering what's right with God. #Quote by Mark Batterson
Theology quotes by K.J. Bishop
#74. It occurs to me that my thinking has been faulty: we do not feel God's absence. We feel the absence of all that is lost to God, that which has set itself apart and refuses to return, believing itself to be in exile. #Quote by K.J. Bishop
Theology quotes by Alan Hirsch
#75. A missional theology ... appl ies to the whole of life of every believer. Every disciple is to be an agent of the kingdom of God, and every disciple is to carry the mission of God into every sphere of life. We are all missionaries sent into a non-Christian culture. #Quote by Alan Hirsch
Theology quotes by James H. Cone
#76. The cross and the lynching tree interpret each other. Both were public spectacles, shameful events, instruments of punishment reserved for the most despised people in society. Any genuine theology and any genuine preaching of the Christian gospel must be measured against the test of the scandal of the cross and the lynching tree. 'Jesus did not die a gentle death like Socrates, with his cup of hemlock....Rather, he died like a [lynched black victim] or a common [black] criminal in torment, on the tree of shame.' The crowd's shout 'Crucify him!' (Mk 15:14) anticipated the white mob's shout 'Lynch him!' Jesus' agonizing final cry of abandonment from the cross, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' (Mk 15:34), was similar to the lynched victim Sam Hose's awful scream as he drew his last breath, 'Oh, my God! Oh, Jesus.' In each case it was a cruel, agonizing, and contemptible death. #Quote by James H. Cone
Theology quotes by Alexander Schmemann
#77. The Eucharist is the sacrament of cosmic remembrance: it is indeed a restoration of love as the very life of the world. #Quote by Alexander Schmemann
Theology quotes by Scott Lynch
#78. Didn't Chains tell you about the Golden Theological Principle?"
"The what?"
"The single congruent aspect of every known religion. The one shared, universal assumption about the human condition."
"What is it?"
"He said that life boils down to standing in line to get shit dropped on your head. Everyone's got a place in the queue, you can't get out of it, and just when you start to congratulate yourself on surviving your dose of shit, you discover that line is actually circular. #Quote by Scott Lynch
Theology quotes by Mortimer Adler
#79. Ultimately there can be no disagreement between history, science, philosophy, and theology. Where there is disagreement, there is either ignorance or error. #Quote by Mortimer Adler
Theology quotes by John H. Walton
#80. THE RETRIBUTION PRINCIPLE (RP) is the conviction that the righteous will prosper and the wicked will suffer, both in proportion to their respective righteousness and wickedness. In Israelite theology the principle was integral to the belief in God's justice. #Quote by John H. Walton
Theology quotes by Haile Selassie I
#81. The temple of the most high begins with the body which houses our life, the essence of our existence. Africans are in bondage today because they approach spirituality through religion provided by foreign invaders and conquerors. We must stop confusing religion and spirituality. Religion is a set of rules, regulations and rituals created by humans, which was suppose to help people grow spiritually. Due to human imperfection religion has become corrupt, political, divisive and a tool for power struggle. Spirituality is not theology or ideology. It is simply a way of life, pure and original as was given by the Most High of Creation. Spirituality is a network linking us to the Most High, the universe, and each other… #Quote by Haile Selassie I
Theology quotes by Jen Hatmaker
#82. Could the highest level of "right theology" involve loving God and people like Jesus suggested? #Quote by Jen Hatmaker
Theology quotes by E. O. Wilson
#83. Theology made no provision for evolution. The biblical authors had missed the most important revelation of all! Could it be that they were not really privy to the thoughts of God? #Quote by E. O. Wilson
Theology quotes by R.C. Sproul
#84. We can no more assist the Holy Spirit in the quickening of our souls to spiritual life than Lazarus could help Jesus raise him from the dead. #Quote by R.C. Sproul
Theology quotes by Peter Kreeft
#85. Go back to Socrates: "Know thyself." For Socrates, there are only two kinds of people: the wise, who know they are fools; and fools, who think they are wise. Similarly, for Christ and all the prophets, there are only two kinds of people: saints, who know they are sinners; and sinners, who think they are saints. Which are you? #Quote by Peter Kreeft
Theology quotes by Mikhail Bakunin
#86. Theology created the fiction of Satan which represents the revolt if an infinite being against the existence of an absolute infinity, against God. #Quote by Mikhail Bakunin
Theology quotes by Kloby
#87. We are fools, not by our religious beliefs,however by what we are lead to believe by those who control what information we receive #Quote by Kloby
Theology quotes by EM CIORAN
#88. In our veins the macaques'blood runs. If we often thought of it, we would end up resigning. no more theology, no more metaphysics, - to as much say more divagations, no more arrogance, no more disproportion, nothing... #Quote by EM CIORAN
Theology quotes by Alistair Begg
#89. Prayer is an acknowledgment that our need of God's help is not partial but total. #Quote by Alistair Begg
Theology quotes by Matt Chandler
#90. When the early Church recited the Apostles Creed, it was simultaneously their greatest act of rebellion, and their greatest act of submission. #Quote by Matt Chandler
Theology quotes by Slavoj Zizek
#91. So when the ruling ideology enjoins us to enjoy sex, not to feel guilty about it, since we are not bound by any prohibitions whose violations should make us feel guilty, the price we pay for this absence of guilt is anxiety. #Quote by Slavoj Zizek
Theology quotes by Jay E. Adams
#92. Love is not first a feeling. Though the feelings come later and grow thick in the basic loam of love, they don't constitute the sum and substance of love. Love is doing whatever good God says you must do for another, to please God, whether (at first) it pleases you or not. You must do so because He says so; and you don't wait until you feel like doing so. Love begins with obedience toward God in which one gives to another whatever the other needs. Love is not a gooey, sticky sentimental thing; it is hard to love. Often it hurts to love. Love meant going to the cross through the garden of Gethsemane. Christ did not feel like dying for your sins, Christian, but He did so nonetheless. The Scriptures teach that he endured the cross while focusing on the subsequent joy that it would bring. #Quote by Jay E. Adams
Theology quotes by Phil West
#93. Becky Chabot, a PhD candidate in religious and theological studies at the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology, centered her dissertation on the social ethics of professional club soccer (and her fan typology) on the DBG, #Quote by Phil West
Theology quotes by Aldous Huxley
#94. Indifference to all the refinements of life
it's really shocking. Just Calvinism, that's all. Calvinism without the excuse of Calvin's theology. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Theology quotes by Mev Puleo
#95. Theology alone doesn't convine anyone.
Only those words which are pregnant with action, theology that is born of suffering, of struggles, of the poor
this theology is a testimony. This theology leads to conversion. (Leonardo Boff, p. 169) #Quote by Mev Puleo
Theology quotes by Lee Strobel
#96. We live in a broken world; Jesus was honest enough to tell us we'd have trials and tribulations. Sure, I'd like to understand more about why. But Kreeft's conclusion was right--the ultimate answer is Jesus' presence. That sounds sappy, I know. But just wait--when your world is rocked, you don't want philosophy or theology as much as you want the reality of Christ. He was the answer for me. He was the very answer we needed. #Quote by Lee Strobel
Theology quotes by Sherri Gragg
#97. Desperation is a great giver of clarity: Bartimaeus needed no time to decide what to do next. "Jesus! Son of David!" he shouted. "Have mercy on me!" (Mark 10:47). The crowd turned to him in disgust. "Shut your mouth, son of filth!" But Bartimaeus knew what it meant to be despised. He also knew that the chance of a lifetime was literally passing him by, so he called to the Savior all the louder. (From: Bartimaeus) #Quote by Sherri Gragg
Theology quotes by Jeremy Begbie
#98. One of the primary services the arts can render to theology is their integrative power, their ability to interrelate the intellect with the other facets of our human makeup. #Quote by Jeremy Begbie
Theology quotes by Bill Johnson
#99. Many stop short of a divine encounter because they are satisfied with good theology. The word of God is to lead us to the God of the word. #Quote by Bill Johnson
Theology quotes by Michael S. Horton
#100. Theologies of glory ascend to heaven with humanly devised methods for bringing Christ down or for descending into the depths to make him living and real to us, but a theology of the cross receives him in the humble and weak form of those creaturely means that he has ordained.3 #Quote by Michael S. Horton
Theology quotes by George MacDonald
#101. To say on the authority of the Bible that God does a thing no honourable man would do, is to lie against God; to say that it is therefore right, is to lie against the very spirit of God. #Quote by George MacDonald
Theology quotes by Johannes Kepler
#102. In theology we must consider the predominance of authority; in philosophy the predominance of reason. #Quote by Johannes Kepler
Theology quotes by Hans Urs Von Balthasar
#103. In Christ, for the first time, we see that in God himself there exists
within his inseparable unity
the distinction between the Father who gives and the Gift which is given (the Son), but only in the unity of the Holy Spirit. #Quote by Hans Urs Von Balthasar
Theology quotes by Aldous Huxley
#104. This view of the next valley is a view, at one remove, of your own mind, of everybody's mind as it exists above and below the level of personal history. Mysteries of darkness; but the darkness teems with life. Apocalypses of light; and the light shines out as brightly from the flimsy little houses as from the trees, the grass, the blue spaces between the clouds. We do our best to disprove the fact, but a fact it remains; man is as divine as nature, as infinite as the Void. But that's getting perilously close to theology, and nobody was ever saved by a notion. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Theology quotes by Marcus J. Borg
#105. Christians also speak of the Bible as the revelation of God, indeed as the "Word of God." Yet orthodox Christian theology from ancient times has affirmed that the decisive revelation of God is Jesus. The Bible is "the Word" become words, God's revelation in human words; Jesus is "the Word" become flesh, God's revelation in a human life. Thus Jesus is more decisive than the Bible. #Quote by Marcus J. Borg
Theology quotes by John Silber
#106. The gospel preached during every television show is 'You only go around once in life, so get all the gusto you can.' It is a statement about theology; it is a statement about beer. It's lousy beer and even worse theology. #Quote by John Silber
Theology quotes by H.L. Mencken
#107. Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Theology quotes by Karl Barth
#108. Exactly halfway between exegesis and practical theology stands dogmatics, #Quote by Karl Barth
Theology quotes by Roger Finke
#109. In this book, the history of American religion is the history of human actions and human organizations, not the history of ideas (refined or otherwise). But this is not to say that we regard theology as unimportant. To the contrary, we shall argue repeatedly that religious organizations can thrive only to the extent that they have a theology that can comfort souls and motivate sacrifice. In a sense, then, we are urging an underlying model of religious history that is the exact opposite of one based on progress through theological refinement. We shall present compelling evidence that theological refinement is the kind of progress that results in organizational bankruptcy. #Quote by Roger Finke
Theology quotes by Thomas Henry Huxley
#110. It appears now to be universally admitted that, before the exile, the Israelites had no belief in rewards and punishments after death, nor in anything similar to the Christian heaven and hell; but our story proves that it would be an error to suppose that they did not believe in the continuance of individual existence after death by a ghostly simulacrum of life. Nay, I think it would be very hard to produce conclusive evidence that they disbelieved in immortality; for I am not aware that there is anything to show that they thought the existence of the souls of the dead in Sheol ever came to an end. But they do not seem to have conceived that the condition of the souls in Sheol was in any way affected by their conduct in life. If there was immortality, there was no state of retribution in their theology. Samuel expects Saul and his sons to come to him in Sheol. #Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley
Theology quotes by Theodore Parker
#111. If belief in the miraculous revelation of the Old Testament and the New is required to make a man religious, then Franklin had no religion at all. It would be an insult to say that he believed in the popular theology of his time, or of ours, for. I find not a line from his pen indicating any such belief. #Quote by Theodore Parker
Theology quotes by Joe Thorn
#112. the gospel itself is the climax of all theology. #Quote by Joe Thorn
Theology quotes by George Szirtes
#113. One is not a "believer" in fairy tales. There is no theology, no body of dogma, no ritual, no institution, no expectation for a form of behavior. They are about the unexpectedness and mutability of the world. #Quote by George Szirtes
Theology quotes by Lucretia Mott
#114. Let us no longer be blinded by the dim theology that only in the far seeing vision discovers a millennium, when violence shall no more be heard in the land wasting nor destruction in her borders; but let us behold it now, nigh at the door lending faith and confidence to our hopes, assuring us that even we ourselves shall be instrumental in proclaiming liberty to the captive. #Quote by Lucretia Mott
Theology quotes by Brooke Bida
#115. I think my degrees in Theology and Psychology qualified me for nothing, but probably prepared me for everything. #Quote by Brooke Bida
Theology quotes by Matthew Stamper
#116. Progressive Dispensationalism advocates a holistic and unified view of eternal salvation."[120] This means that all the redeemed will be blessed with the same salvation with respect to justification and sanctification. One wonders if this is not similar to the concept and purpose of the Covenant of Grace in Covenant Theology.[121] While #Quote by Matthew Stamper
Theology quotes by Rosalie De Rosset
#117. If theology means knowledge of God, every woman, serious about her faith, young or old, must be a theologian, must move beyond that 'simple spirit of worship' to the 'complexities of dogma,' dogma being the principles and beliefs forming the core of biblical faith, the only reliable guides for life. #Quote by Rosalie De Rosset
Theology quotes by C.S. Lewis
#118. Kindness consents very readily to the removal of its object – we have all met people whose kindness to animals is constantly leading them to kill animals lest they should suffer. Kindness, merely as such, cares not whether its object becomes good or bad, provided only that it escapes suffering. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Theology quotes by Carl R. Trueman
#119. Heresy is usually quite sophisticated, actually has a meaning, and is to be taken very seriously. It is therefore to be carefully distinguished from turgid, pretentious, badly-written Bullsgeshichte, to use the technical German theological term. #Quote by Carl R. Trueman
Theology quotes by Ludwig Feuerbach
#120. Theology is Anthropology ... [T]he distinction which is made, or rather supposed to be made, between the theological and anthropological predicates resolves itself into an absurdity. #Quote by Ludwig Feuerbach
Theology quotes by Stewart Stafford
#121. Anarchy can only ever be a temporary state. As with other creatures on this planet, it is human nature to crave the security of creating hierarchical structures. Our major religions are based on the same concept. Even the Antichrist has an antithetical hierarchy in Hell. #Quote by Stewart Stafford
Theology quotes by Preston Sprinkle
#122. Before we apply Joshua to our lives, we need to make sure which side of the Jordan we are living on. Militarism invites God's wrath. #Quote by Preston Sprinkle
Theology quotes by Robert Ellsberg
#123. Consistently, [Yves] Congar emphasized the distinction between Tradition and traditionalism. The latter was an unyielding commitment to the past. The former was a living principle of commitment to the Beginning, a process that required creativity, inspiration, and a spirit of openness to the present as well as respect for the past.
Two of Congar's works, on reform in the church and on the theology of the laity, proved especially controversial ... Congar believed that reform was a vital and necessary dimension of the church. This was rooted in the distinction between the church and the kingdom of God and in the intermingling in the church of both divine and human elements. In light of the church's constant temptation to revert to institutionalism, it was always necessary to allow room for the prophetic voice, issuing from the margins, even though this might mean attending to uncomfortable truths. #Quote by Robert Ellsberg
Theology quotes by Mother Alexandra
#124. The angels always and again appear as the executors of recompense. #Quote by Mother Alexandra
Theology quotes by Ben Lloyd-Hughes
#125. I had a place at university to study theology and philosophy. I got the divinity prize at my school two years in a row. Probably because there were only 10 of us, but still. #Quote by Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Theology quotes by Stewart Stafford
#126. Theology is a study of the series of disagreements that are the world's religions. Atheism fundamentally disagrees with these disagreements that preceded it. #Quote by Stewart Stafford
Theology quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#127. What does a spiritual person look like? An illiterate farmer can be much closer to God than a learned scholar of theology. One day, many people will say, "God I did this for you and I did that for you and I learnt this about you and I learnt that about you; so I deserve to be near you!" But God will say to these people, "I do not know you." Then a humble farmer whom nobody ever heard of, will come and he will say, "God, remember me? I found you in the fields every day, and we sang together!" And God will say to that man, "Come, sit on my lap, we belong together. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Theology quotes by Andrew Linzey
#128. Christian theology provides some of the best arguments for respecting animal life and for taking seriously animals as partners with us within God's creation. It may be ironical that this tradition, once thought of as the bastion of human moral exclusivity, should now be seen as the seed-bed for a creative understanding of animal liberation. #Quote by Andrew Linzey
Theology quotes by J.C. Ryle
#129. We live in a day of abounding vagueness and indistinctness on doctrinal subjects in religion. Now, if ever, it is the duty of all advocates of clear, well-defined, sharply-cut theology, to supply proof that their views are thoroughly borne out by Scripture. #Quote by J.C. Ryle
Theology quotes by Parker J. Palmer
#130. Formation may be the best name for what happens in a circle of trust, because the word refers, historically, to soul work done in community. But a quick disclaimer is in order, since formation sometimes means a process quite contrary to the one described in this book----a process in which the pressure of orthodox doctrine, sacred text, and institutional authority is applied to the misshapen soul in order to conform it to the shape dictated by some theology. This approach is rooted in the idea that we are born with souls deformed by sin, and our situation is hopeless until the authorities "form" us properly. But all of that is turned upside down by the principles of a circle of trust: I applaud the theologian who said that "the idea of humans being born alienated from the Creator would seem an abominable concept." Here formation flows from the belief that we are born with souls in perfect form. As time goes on, we subject to powers of deformation, from within as well as without, that twist us into shapes alien to the shape of the soul. But the soul never loses its original form and never stops calling us back to our birhtright integrity. #Quote by Parker J. Palmer
Theology quotes by Victor Hugo
#131. The episcopal palace was a huge and beautiful house, built of stone at the beginning of the last century by M. Henri Puget, Doctor of Theology of the Faculty of Paris, Abbe of Simore, who had been Bishop of D - in 1712. This palace was a genuine seignorial residence. Everything about it had a grand air, - the apartments of the Bishop, the drawing-rooms, the chambers, the principal courtyard, which was very large, with walks encircling it under arcades in the old Florentine fashion, and gardens planted with magnificent trees. In the dining-room, a long and superb gallery which was situated on the ground-floor and opened on the gardens, M. Henri Puget had entertained in state, on July 29, 1714, My Lords Charles Brulart de Genlis, archbishop; Prince #Quote by Victor Hugo
Theology quotes by H.L. Mencken
#132. Children born to-day may see the beginnings of a genuine state church in the Republic, with a hierarchy of live wires and a purely American theology. I regret that I am too old to wait for it, for if it comes it will be a lulu. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Theology quotes by Criss Jami
#133. It helps to not confuse theological philosophers with evangelists. There is a difference but objectively neither better than the other: an evangelist's mission is to convert; a theological philosopher's mission is to build an understanding of a position. #Quote by Criss Jami
Theology quotes by Henri Nouwen
#134. One of the main tasks of theology is to find words that do not divide but unite, that do not create conflict but unity, that do not hurt but heal. #Quote by Henri Nouwen
Theology quotes by Roger Ebert
#135. Catholic theology believes that God gave man free will, and you can't give somebody free will and then send in a play from the sidelines. #Quote by Roger Ebert
Theology quotes by C.S. Lewis
#136. If you give such a creature two blows with a whip, there are, indeed, two pains: but there is no co-ordinating self which can recognise that 'I have had two pains'. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Theology quotes by John Shelby Spong
#137. I have become convinced that we must put an end to atonement theology or there will be no future for the Christian faith. This #Quote by John Shelby Spong
Theology quotes by Hans Urs Von Balthasar
#138. It would be unjust toward children to introduce them to Christian teaching and existence only as little pagans and catechumens, in order to leave it up to them to choose the Faith on their own responsibility at a point in time difficult to determine. #Quote by Hans Urs Von Balthasar
Theology quotes by Michael S. Horton
#139. The Bible knows nothing of any contrast between truth and experience, head and heart, theology and practical living. #Quote by Michael S. Horton
Theology quotes by Augustine Of Hippo
#140. Is any man skillful enough to have fashioned himself? #Quote by Augustine Of Hippo
Theology quotes by Ann Voskamp
#141. Don't belittle everyday pots and pans - they are the means to carry theology into the everyday of our lives. #Quote by Ann Voskamp
Theology quotes by John Piper
#142. We would do our theology better if more was at stake in what we said. #Quote by John Piper
Theology quotes by Richard Beck
#143. Striving after good theology is similar to managing a sweet tooth. Psychological dynamics will always make certain theological systems more or less appealing. And yet psychologically appealing and intuitive theological systems are not always healthy. In short, these psychological dynamics function as a sweet tooth, a kind of cognitive temptation that pulls the intellectually lazy or unreflective (because we are busy folk with day jobs) into theological orbits that hamper the mission of the church. As with managing the sweet tooth, vigilance and care are needed to keep us on a healthy path. #Quote by Richard Beck
Theology quotes by John K. Brown
#144. Truth is, something exists, and everything exists for a reason. Regardless if the reason is known or unknown, knowable or unknowable, reason exists and can be named. #Quote by John K. Brown
Theology quotes by Mike Mason
#145. Theology, it turns out, is Satan's favorite game. #Quote by Mike Mason
Theology quotes by Andrew Rilstone
#146. Actually, it meant a great deal: a very great deal. You don't have to believe that God exists to see that a story in which God takes on human form is a very different story from one in which God creates a messenger and tells that messenger to take on human form. The Passion of the Christ is a different movie depending on whether you think the person being eviscerated is God or just some guy. Athanasius thought that it was God who hung on a cross for the world; Arius thought that it was a created being who was not God. This is not very little; this is very big. Granted, the Creeds put it in terms of Aristotelian theories about "substance" and "essence": but there isn't much sense in complaining that technical documents are written in technical language if you are not prepared to pick up a standard work and look up what the words mean. #Quote by Andrew Rilstone
Theology quotes by Neil Postman
#147. Shaw once remarked that all professions are conspiracies against the laity. I would go further: in Technopoly, all experts are invested with the charisma of priestliness. Some of our priest-experts are called psychiatrists, some psychologists, some sociologists, some statisticians. The god they serve does not speak of righteousness or goodness or mercy or grace. Their god speaks of efficiency, precision, objectivity. And that is why such concepts as sin and evil disappear in Technopoly. They come from a moral universe that is irrelevant to the theology of expertise. And so the priests of Technopoly call sin "social deviance," which is a statistical concept, and they call evil "psychopathology," which is a medical concept. Sin and evil disappear because they cannot be measured and objectified, and therefore cannot be dealt with by experts. #Quote by Neil Postman
Theology quotes by Notker Wolf
#148. The so-called Church Fathers are not some theologians as we know them nowadays. They were close to the teaching of the Apostles conveying the teaching of those who were close to Jesus. Their theology and wisdom is close to everyday life. We have to thank John Michael Talbot that he has been able to unearth the treasures of those times. This was only possible because he himself in his community experiences the Gospel lived out in our times. #Quote by Notker Wolf
Theology quotes by Bertrand Russell
#149. All definite knowledge - so I should contend - belongs to science; all dogma as to what surpasses definite knowledge belongs to theology. But between theology and science there is a No Man's Land, exposed to attack by both sides; this No Man's Land is philosophy. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Theology quotes by Dion Fortune
#150. In brief, the Tree of Life is a compendium of science, psychology, philosophy and theology. #Quote by Dion Fortune
Theology quotes by Madeline L'Engle
#151. Science, literature, art, theology: it is all the same ridiculous, glorious, mysterious language. #Quote by Madeline L'Engle
Theology quotes by Jenny Daggers
#152. In this postcolonial context, my contention is that interreligious engagement is enhanced by renewed attention to the particularity of religious traditions. From a European (Anglican) standpoint, a revised particularist theology of religions is proposed as an appropriate Christian theology for our time that respects the integrity of Christianity and of other religious traditions. This particularist approach concerns Christian terms of engagement with other religious traditions, as these may be understood in Christian theological terms. Having regard to questions raised in the opening paragraph above, centred in trinitarian thinking, as capable of hospitality to the liberative and interreligious concerns of post-colonial, Asian and feminist theologies; respectful interreligious engagement and the pursuit of gender justice amid increasing global diversity need not require repudiation of orthodox trinitarian thought and its liturgical expressions. #Quote by Jenny Daggers
Theology quotes by Jerry DeWitt
#153. Religion does a lot of good, especially the loving kind, like at Grace Church. I know people who went to a more liberal kind of Christianity and were happy with that. The problem is, for me, there was a process involved in moving from Pentecostalism to a more liberal theology, like Grace Church. What makes me different is that process didn't stop, and it took me all the way. In the end, I couldn't help feeling that all religion, even the most loving kind, is just a speed bump in the progress of the human race. #Quote by Jerry DeWitt
Theology quotes by D. A. Carson
#154. Systematic theology will ask questions like "What are the attributes of God? What is sin? What does the cross achieve?" Biblical theology tends to ask questions such as "What is the theology of the prophecy of Isaiah? What do we learn from John's Gospel? How does the theme of the temple work itself out across the entire Bible?" Both approaches are legitimate; both are important. They are mutually complementary. #Quote by D. A. Carson
Theology quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#155. Rest assured that there is nothing new in theology except that which is false; and that the facts of theology are today what they were eighteen hundred years ago. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Theology quotes by Thomas A. Edison
#156. Study, along the lines which the theologies have mapped, will never lead us to discovery of the fundamental facts of our existence. That goal must be attained by means of exact science and can only be achieved by such means. The fact that man, for ages, has superstitiously believed in what he calls a God does not prove at all that his theory has been right. There have been many gods – all makeshifts, born of inability to fathom the deep fundamental truth. There must be something at the bottom of existence, and man, in ignorance, being unable to discover what it is through reason, because his reason has been so imperfect, undeveloped, has used, instead, imagination, and created figments, of one kind or another, which, according to the country he was born in, the suggestions of his environment, satisfied him for the time being. Not one of all the gods of all the various theologies has ever really been proved. We accept no ordinary scientific fact without the final proof; why should we, then, be satisfied in this most mighty of all matters, with a mere theory?

Destruction of false theories will not decrease the sum of human happiness in future, any more than it has in the past... The days of miracles have passed. I do not believe, of course, that there was ever any day of actual miracles. I cannot understand that there were ever any miracles at all. My guide must be my reason, and at thought of miracles my reason is rebellious. Personally, I do not believe that Christ #Quote by Thomas A. Edison
Theology quotes by Peter Kreeft
#157. It is just as crazy not to be crazy about Christ as it is to be crazy about anything else. #Quote by Peter Kreeft
Theology quotes by Malcolm X
#158. The greatest single reason for [the] Christian church's failure . . . is its failure to combat racism. #Quote by Malcolm X
Theology quotes by Megan Marshall
#159. What had become of the girl who sought out British Socinian texts all on her own, argued over Swedenborgian theology with adults three times her age, read the New Testament thirty times in one summer, and taught herself Hebrew so that she could make her own translation of the Old Testament? There had been many obstacles. Because of financial hardship, she had been "thrown too early" into the working world, teaching long hours when she might have studied and written more. And there was the fact of her sex. Without the option of college or a profession, Elizabeth had not known how or where to apply herself. She had looked to men of genius to confirm her talents and grown "dependent on the daily consolations of friendship." She could see now that she had "constantly craved . . . assurances" that should have "come from within." Yet #Quote by Megan Marshall
Theology quotes by Ernesto Cardenal
#160. There is however difference between the theology of liberation and traditional theology, the latter being based primarily On the Word of God made incarnate in the Holy Scripture Liberation theology is of course also inspired by the Word, but its representatives are convinced that God also speaks to us in everyday events and that, for example, information obtained through the mass media can be a special way in which God speaks to us. #Quote by Ernesto Cardenal
Theology quotes by Thomas Watson
#161. The bare knowledge of God's will is inefficacious, it doth not better the heart. Knowledge alone is like a winter sun, which hath no heat or influence; it doth not warm the affections, or purify the conscience. Judas was a great luminary, he knew God's will, but he was a traitor. #Quote by Thomas Watson
Theology quotes by Sanejo I. Leonard
#162. We can know God, we can understand God to the extent that we as humans are able, and we can experience God in our own theology and faith development; this is absolute truth. #Quote by Sanejo I. Leonard
Theology quotes by George MacDonald
#163. Let me once more assert that Mr Malison was not a bad man. The misfortune was, that his notion of right fell in with his natural fierceness; and that, in aggravation of the too common feeling with which he had commenced his relations with his pupils, namely, that they were not only the natural enemies of the master, but therefore of all law, theology had come in and taught him that they were in their own nature bad - with a badness for which the only set-off he knew or could introduce was blows. Independently of any remedial quality that might be in them, these blows were an embodiment of justice; for "every sin," as the catechism teaches, "deserveth God's wrath and curse both in this life and that which is to come." The master therefore was only a co-worker with God in every pandy he inflicted on his pupils. I do not mean that he reasoned thus, but that such-like were the principles he had to act upon. #Quote by George MacDonald
Theology quotes by Tullian Tchividjian
#164. To be Biblically balanced is to let our theology and preaching be proportioned by the Bible's radically disproportionate focus on God's saving love for sinners seen and accomplished in the crucified and risen Christ. #Quote by Tullian Tchividjian
Theology quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#165. The arduous nature of practical Christianity makes so many people choose theoretical Christianity! Both are however good, but the former is weightier, noble and solemn than the later! Many are called, but few are dedicated! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Theology quotes by Gordon D. Fee
#166. Our theology and experience of the Spirit must be more interwoven if our experienced life of the Spirit is to be more effective. #Quote by Gordon D. Fee
Theology quotes by Michael Dowd
#167. Ecology is the new theology; big history is the new Genesis. Those who fail to understand that evidence is modern-day scripture, and that the world we live in is an honorable world, betray God and humanity in the most egregious of ways. #Quote by Michael Dowd
Theology quotes by Jonathan Grant
#168. Although we should affirm the wonder and mystery of sexual intimacy and romantic attraction as God's good creations, we need to set these aesthetic enjoyments within the context of the Christian virtues of fidelity, self-sacrifice, and patience in suffering.

Bringing this together, our pastoral approach should be double-edged, seeking to challenge our culture's worship of sexual desire and personal fulfillment while offering a different vision of human flourishing. Christian formative involves both RESISTANCE and REDIRECTION. But is is the redirection of our desires that enables our resistance of cultural idolatries. Failure to attend to the dynamics of our desires leads to inevitable self-deception regarding the 'freedom' of our actions. Especially within our sexual lives, our hearts must be truly captivated by the goodness of the Christian vision of life, so that our whole self is drawn toward it, or our commitment to live in tune with it will be brittle. #Quote by Jonathan Grant
Theology quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll
#169. Let us put theology out of religion. Theology has always sent the worst to heaven, the best to hell. #Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll
Theology quotes by George Eldon Ladd
#170. Jesus' message of the Kingdom of God is the announcement by word and deed that God is acting and manifesting dynamically his redemptive will in history. God is seeking out sinners; he is inviting them to enter into the messianic blessing; he is demanding of them a favorable response to his gracious offer. God has again spoken. A new prophet has appeared, indeed one who is more than a prophet, one who bring to people the very blessings he promises. #Quote by George Eldon Ladd
Theology quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#171. DULLARD, n. A member of the reigning dynasty in letters and life. The Dullards came in with Adam, and being both numerous and sturdy have overrun the habitable world. The secret of their power is their insensibility to blows; tickle them with a bludgeon and they laugh with a platitude. The Dullards came originally from Boeotia, whence they were driven by stress of starvation, their dullness having blighted the crops. For some centuries they infested Philistia, and many of them are called Philistines to this day. In the turbulent times of the Crusades they withdrew thence and gradually overspread all Europe, occupying most of the high places in politics, art, literature, science and theology. Since a detachment of Dullards came over with the Pilgrims in the _Mayflower_ and made a favorable report of the country, their increase by birth, immigration, and conversion has been rapid and steady. According to the most trustworthy statistics the number of adult Dullards in the United States is but little short of thirty millions, including the statisticians. The intellectual centre of the race is somewhere about Peoria, Illinois, but the New England Dullard is the most shockingly moral. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Theology quotes by J.I. Packer
#172. All true theology has an evangelistic thrust, and all true evangelism is theology in action. #Quote by J.I. Packer
Theology quotes by Iain Murray
#173. Worldliness proposes objectives which demand no radical breach with man's fallen nature; it judges the importance of things by the present and material results; it weighs success by numbers; it covets human esteem and wants no unpopularity; it knows no truth for which it is worth suffering; it declines to be a 'fool for Christ's sake. #Quote by Iain Murray
Theology quotes by R. Alan Woods
#174. I am not aligned in my thinking with Calvinism, neither am I aligned in my thinking with Arminianism. I have proposed a more 'Wholeistic' theology encompassing the 'both/and' in the context Objective Truth & Reality".

~R. Alan Woods [2012] #Quote by R. Alan Woods
Theology quotes by Aldous Huxley
#175. We love ourselves to the point of idolatry; but we also intensely dislike ourselves - we find ourselves unutterably boring. Correlated with this distaste for the idolatrously worshipped self, there is in all of us a desire, sometimes latent, sometimes conscious and passionately expressed, to escape from the prison of our individuality, an urge to self-transcendence. It is to this urge that we owe mystical theology, spiritual exercises and yoga - to this, too, that we owe alcoholism and drug addiction. #Quote by Aldous Huxley
Theology quotes by Richard Dawkins
#176. It is possible to conceive, Anselm said, of a being than which nothing greater can be conceived. Even an atheist can conceive of such a superlative being, though he would deny its existence in the real world. But, goes the argument, a being that doesn't exist in the real world is, by that very fact, less than perfect. Therefore we have a contradiction and, hey presto, God exists! #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Theology quotes by Austin Fischer
#177. I believe we best say yes to God's glory and sovereignty by saying no to Calvinism. #Quote by Austin Fischer
Theology quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#178. Religions began as realization of the self, but ended up being retaliation against each other. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Theology quotes by Alan Garrett
#179. ,i>Since the Holy Spirit Gifts men and women alike, women should bel allowed to lead in the manner the Holy Spirit gifts them. #Quote by Alan Garrett
Theology quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#180. I have, alas! Philosophy, Medicine, Jurisprudence too, And to my cost Theology, With ardent labor, studied through. And here I stand, with all my lore, Poor fool, no wiser than before. #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Theology quotes by Thomas C. Oden
#181. Here is the essential movement. The reality of the church emerges out of the saving action of God in Christ through the Spirit; the church is the providential means and sphere through which persons are enabled to participate in eternal life. The birth of the church of Jesus Christ is engendered by the regenerating power of the Spirit. The nurture of the church occurs by grace through Word and Sacraments. The present church shares in the communion of saints in time and eternity. In this way, the flowing sequence of classic Christian teaching draws all post-Ascension topics of theology into coherent order (John of Damascus, OF 3.1, 6, 19). #Quote by Thomas C. Oden
Theology quotes by John Zmirak
#182. Hence it's funny to read in the New York Times that liberal Catholic activists are pushing for a change in Church teaching on issues relating to -- well, let's admit it, sex. Nobody is out there demanding the popes revisit the condemnation of Jansenism (don't ask), or settle the question of whether divine grace is or isn't resistable. No, journalists want to know what the Church thinks about whether one person should poke another and, if so, where, when, and how. What liberal Catholics and the journalists who love them are really asking for isfor the Church to admit that it was teaching a set of harsh, repressive errors for nineteen centuries and that now it is very, very sorry. #Quote by John Zmirak
Theology quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#183. Every man has forgotten who he is. One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God; but thou shalt not know thyself.
We are all under the same mental calamity; we have all forgotten our names. We have all forgotten what we really are. All that we call common sense and rationality and practicality and positivism only means that for certain dead levels of our life we forget that we have forgotten. All that we call spirit and art and ecstasy only means that for one awful moment we remember that we forget. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Theology quotes by T. Colin Campbell
#184. Science and theology are both lenses through which to interact with and interpret reality, sort of like a microscope and a pair of binoculars. Both sets of lenses tell us more about the world than we could see with the naked eye, but the information we get from each can diverge considerably. #Quote by T. Colin Campbell
Theology quotes by Andrew W. McThenia, Jr.
#185. This myth often plays a big part in our theology. If we are bad we will be punished. But for that to make any sense we have to be rewarded if we are good. Our law is to a large extent premised on just such notions of rewards and punishment. We define our goodness by another's lack of it. And that is one fallacy in letting te law become a repository for our moral aspirations. Any system that requires that we define our goodness by another's lack of it inevitably leaves us in the position of drawing lines. And as long as we draw lines, we will carefully and with great skill place ourselves on the right side. As long as we draw lines we will be hard-pressed to remember that in the context of salvation we are exactly like our neighbors, lost and in need.
But this sort of thinking holds an even greater danger. Not only does it lead us to think that everyone who is different is potentially an outcast, but it leads us to believe that we can control God. It leads to blasphemy. If we are bad God will punish us. And if that is true, it must mean that if we are good God will have to reward us. So I can control God by my own behavior. And without a view of the world beyond difference it is inevitable that we will put ourselves or our institutions - like the law - where God ought to be. To dissolve difference, to conceive the inconceivable, to imagine the unimaginable - this is what allows us to see beyond ourselves and finally what sets us free.
We are freed in two senses when #Quote by Andrew W. McThenia, Jr.
Theology quotes by Rick Santorum
#186. The church has gotten it wrong a few times on science, and I think that we probably are better off leaving science to the scientists and focusing on what we do - what we're really good at, which is - which is theology and morality. #Quote by Rick Santorum
Theology quotes by Richard Dawkins
#187. I think that the Bible as literature should be a compulsory part of the national curriculum.. you can't understand English literature and culture without it. But insofar as theology studies the nature of the divine, it will earn the right to be taken seriously when it provides the slightest, smallest smidgen of a reason for believing in the existence of the divine. Meanwhile, we should devote as much time to studying serious theology as we devote to studying serious fairies and serious unicorns. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Theology quotes by Criss Jami
#188. To merely blank the page and assume that 'religion' is the cause of all the world's problems is, on the contrary, an allegation brought about by nothing more than cognitive lethargy; it is when unburied and exposed but a stale conclusion and a misdirection of the one overwhelmed by centuries of sound theology, scholarly thought, and spiritual development. #Quote by Criss Jami
Theology quotes by Bill Moyers
#189. There is a historic strain of dominion theology which says, taking its references from the Psalms, that man is made just a little lower than God, and that we are the crown of creation. That interpretation has come at the expense of the one that says when God, in the story of Noah, intervened to save human life against the flood, against the acts of nature, He did not stop with human beings. He made sure that every kind of animal was represented twice on that ark. #Quote by Bill Moyers
Theology quotes by C.S. Lewis
#190. The very power of [textbook writers] depends on the fact that they are dealing with a boy: a boy who thinks he is 'doing' his 'English prep' and has no notion that ethics, theology, and politics are all at stake. It is not a theory they put into his mind, but an assumption, which ten years hence, its origin forgotten and its presence unconscious, will condition him to take one side in a controversy which he has never recognized as a controversy at all. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Theology quotes by Ashwin Sanghi
#191. It is not history, theology or mythology that interest me. It is the fact that history, theology or mythology could have alternative interpretations or explanations. I try to connect the dots between the past and the present. #Quote by Ashwin Sanghi
Theology quotes by Will Durant
#192. Paul created a theology of which none but the vaguest warrants can be found in the words of Christ. #Quote by Will Durant
Theology quotes by C.S. Lewis
#193. Ye can know nothing of the end of all things, or nothing expressible in those terms. It may be, as the Lord said to the Lady Julian, that all will be well, and all will be well, and all manner of things will be well. But it's ill talking of such questions.' 'Because they are too terrible, Sir?' 'No. Because all answers deceive. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Theology quotes by Thomas C. Oden
#194. There is no Christian theology without the Bible. There is no Bible without an inspirited community to write, remember, and translate it, to guard it and pass it on, study it, live by it, and invite others to live by it. #Quote by Thomas C. Oden
Theology quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#195. Plato has given to all posterity the model of a new art form, the model of the novel--which may be described as an infinitely enhanced Aesopian fable, in which poetry holds the same rank in relation to dialectical philosophy as this same philosophy held for many centuries in relation to theology: namely the rank of ancilla. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Theology quotes by B.F. Skinner
#196. Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless. It enslaves him almost before he has tasted freedom. The 'ologies' will tell you how its done Theology calls it building a conscience or developing a spirit of selflessness. Psychology calls it the growth of the superego.
Considering how long society has been at it, you'd expect a better job. But the campaigns have been badly planned and the victory has never been secured. #Quote by B.F. Skinner
Theology quotes by Eugene H. Peterson
#197. All theology is rooted in geography. #Quote by Eugene H. Peterson
Theology quotes by Richard Dawkins
#198. Most of us happily disavow fairies, astrology and the Flying Spaghetti Monster, without first immersing ourselves in books of Pastafarian theology etc. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Theology quotes by Bangambiki Habyarimana
#199. Theology is like assuming that there is a black cat in a dark room where in fact there is no black cat, and endeavoring to study the cat's properties and how it may have evolved from its ancestors. #Quote by Bangambiki Habyarimana
Theology quotes by Godfried Danneels
#200. Our theology is still in a time of crisis, and I think this will last for some years more. #Quote by Godfried Danneels

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