25 October 2010

Theology is Holy Work

A theologian is a person who makes bold to speak about God because he speaks out of God and through God. To profess theology is to do holy work. It is a priestly ministration in the house of the Lord. It is itself a service of worship, a consecration of mind and heart to the honor of His name.
--Herman Bavinck, in his inaugural lecture at the Free University of Amsterdam in 1902, succeeding Abraham Kuyper as Professor of Theology; quoted in E. Bristley, Guide to the Writings of Herman Bavinck, 79

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