Paul speaks of an abundance of grace to show that what we have received is not...– St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Romans 10, as translated in Ancient Christian Devotional. (via wesleyanrudy)
The mind of a child envisions a world of adventure and purpose while the mind of...– John Dyer, from From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology (via settledthingsstrange)
And it is this joy of expectation and this expectation of joy that are expressed...– Schmemann, For the Life of the World (via poeticfaith)
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something,...– Richard Buckminster Fuller (via Fred Smith on Facebook)
We live in a time when many religious people feel fiercely threatened by...– Marilynne Robinson (via ayjay) [Hulga-Joy’s comment:] This certainly reflects my own experience. When I first began to move to a true rejection of science/faith dualism (extraordinarily difficult to do, even with a reasonable education), I was frequently disturbed by the vastness and...
At the heart of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body is the call to love...– At the Heart of the Gospel: A Book Excerpt
Just as the reality of the Word of God in Jesus Christ bears its possibility...– Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics II.1, 6 quoted in Adiaphora: Genuine Questions of Church Proclamation
There are good and bad amongst them as in every class. But one thing is clear to...– George MacDonald, Robert Falconer (via georgemacdonald)
We sit by and watch the Barbarian, we tolerate him; in the long stretches of...– Hilaire Belloc, The Barbarians
All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.– Thomas Aquinas, Expositio in Symbolum Apostolorum (qtd. here)
Adiaphora: Rant: Book Design →
I have been noticing this too. Book publishers should be competing with e-readers by making their physical books more artistic and usable, not by making them even more difficult to parse. And three cheers for a proper critique of Baskerville, that unreadable face. preciseandtowering: Caveat: I know next to nothing about the book publishing industry, especially from the inside. Nevertheless,...
Interestingly, when smart people feel less alienated, they seem to buy different...– Postrel: Can You Pass the ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ Test? - Bloomberg (via ayjay) I love her synopsis of the themes of several mid-century best-sellers.
All God’s deeds are inexpressible. We can dishonor them all by speaking...– Hendrikus Berkhof, Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, 9 (quoted here) (h/t)
Disillusion can become itself an illusion if we rest in it.– T. S. Eliot
Human beings are responsible for what they say, not only publicly but...– John Lukacs (on Mars Hill Audio Journal 75). A related thought in The Future of History 88
If he came to reveal his Father in miniature, as it were (for in these...– George MacDonald - Miracles of Our Lord (via georgemacdonald)
The strength of our faith is tried by those things wherein our wits and...– Richard Hooker (via wesleyanrudy)
The supernatural vitality of hope overflows, moreover, and sheds its light also...– Josef Pieper. Reminds me of that marvelous passage in Chesterton that concludes with, “our Father is younger than we.” (via wesleyhill)