Sunday, January 04, 2009

quote of the week: Vanhoozer on what is most basic to Christian faith and life

The ultimate authority for Christian theology is the triune God speak-acting in the Scriptures.
Kevin J. Vanhoozer, The Drama of Doctrine, 67

4 comments:

nAncY said...

here is another quote...

“Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever.”


unknown author...
but, we know where love comes from.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Nancy,
Quite good words and reminds me of where the word tells us that in Jesus we are letters of God to the world, written on our hearts by the Spirit.

Bob Robinson said...

Ted,
This quote is packed, isn't it?

"the triune God" - We need to be much more trinitarian in our conception of God, don't we?

"speak-acting" - Wow. Not just talking. Not just acting. But both, and at the same time. Wow.

"in the Scriptures" - it isn't a given anymore that Christians believe that God's authoritative theology is in the pages of the Bible.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Bob,
Thanks for your thoughts here. Yes, that entire book is packed, and a great one, I believe. I love it.

And yes, a packed quote, and I appreciate the unpacking you do here. A lot to chew on, really.