Saturday, 24 February 2007

Why study the past?

“Whether we use the past as an inflexible standard of correctness or neglect it as a record of premodern error, we isolate ourselves from the real life of the past. And when the past in question is that of the Church, that real life is in its ultimate depth the life of Christ.”

—Rowan Williams, Why Study the Past? The Quest for the Historical Church (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005), p. 110.

1 Comment:

TSHusker said...

This is absolutely right on!

I've also posted on the importance of studying church history as critical and essential.

Enjoy your site! Hit it often.

Blessings!

Grasped Secure in the Grip of His Sovereign Grace,
Tom
Doctrine Matters

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