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25 August 2011

Best Two Sentences

... to begin an article, courtesy of First Things.  Ever:

Abelard, claimed St. Bernard, was a logic-chopping rationalist whose writings were symptomatic of the anti-contemplative theology of the universities.  The true theologian is a monastic contemplative.
"Whether Faith Needs Philosophy,"
Thomas Joseph White, OP 


1 comment:

Judy Kallmeyer said...

I don't know if a true theologian must be a monastic, but he or she must be a true contemplative. One needs contemplation to truly reflect on the reality to be expressed in theology.