Monday, July 10, 2017

Mascall: faith vs. scholarship (II)

Monday, July 10, 2017
    Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
    —Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)
    [Continued from yesterday]
    In the rare cases where faith appears to be contradicted by scholarship whose conclusions have not been prescribed from the start, [the critical scholar] may be cast down but will not be destroyed. For he will know how temporary and mutable the conclusions of scholarship essentially are, and he will also be conscious that he himself may not have perfectly comprehended the Church’s faith.
    ... E. L. Mascall (1905-1993), The Secularization of Christianity, London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1966, p. 276 (see the book)
    See also Prov. 3:5; Ps. 62:8; 146:3-5; Pr. 22:19; Isa. 40:31; 55:9; Rom. 11:33-36
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, in my ignorance, I rely on You.
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