Monday, May 08, 2017

Fed but not stuffed

Augustine: de Doctr. Christ. Lib. II. c. 6: “The Holy Spirit hath so modified the scriptures, combining ornament with utility, as to provide for our hunger in the easier places, and prevent satiety by the more obscure. For scarce anything can be gotten out of those obscurities which may not be found spoken elsewhere with the utmost plainness.” (quoted in Whitaker, Disputation on Holy Scripture, p393)

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