Friday, December 02, 2005

The fear of works

"The fear of works, which sometimes seems to be all that remains in Protestantism from the Reformation, must not lead us to fall back on nothing but theology and idle talk. It would certainly be better if we knew a great deal less and lived out a modest amount of knowledge a great deal more ... only discipleship in our everyday life can justify our dogmatics in the face of the world; otherwise we are birds of passage in religion and philosophy, of whom there are far too many, and where competition has long since outflanked us"

- Ernst Käsemann, Jesus Means Freedom (London: SCM, 1969), p. 60


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