theology

A Quote by R. S. Barton on college, computers, science, and theology

Maybe Computer Science should be in the College of Theology.

R. S. Barton

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A Quote by Martin Luther on mathematics, medicine, people, and theology

Medicine makes people ill, mathematics makes them sad, and theology makes them sinful.

Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)

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A Quote by Karl Barth on needs and theology

The best theology would need no advocates: it would prove itself.

Karl Barth (1886 - 1968)

Source: The Word of God and the Word of Man, 1957

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A Quote by John Burroughs on age, theology, and time

The atmosphere of our time is fast being cleared of the fumes and deadly gases that arose during the carboniferous age of theology.

John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)

Source: The Light of Day, 1900.

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A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on fear, justice, preparation, presidency, theology, thought, time, and wisdom

There is a line from Dante that says, "The arrow seen before cometh less rudely." President John F. Kennedy put one aspect of the same thought into one of his state of the union messages this way: "The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining." The Boy Scouts say it best of all: "Be prepared." That isn't just cracker-barrel wisdom with us; it is theology. "If ye are prepared ye shall not fear." (D&C 38:30)

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

Source: Jeffrey R. Holland, However Long and Hard the Road, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on belief, birds, conversation, dreams, eternity, freedom, god, liberals, men, mountains, necessity, respect, theology, thought, and truth

We say, not lightly but very literally, that the truth has made us free. They say that it makes us so free that it cannot be the truth. To them it is like believing in fairyland to believe in such freedom as we enjoy. It is like believing in men with wings to entertain the fancy of men with wills. It is like accepting a fable about a squirrel in conversation with a mountain to believe in a man who is free to ask or a God who is free to answer. This is a manly and a rational negation, for which I for one shall always show respect. But I decline to show any respect for those who first of all clip the bird and cage the squirrel, rivet the chains and refuse the freedom, close all the doors of the cosmic prison on us with a clang of eternal iron, tell us that our emancipation is a dream and our dungeon a necessity; and then calmly turn round and tell us they have a freer thought and a more liberal theology.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

Source: The Everlasting Man

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A Quote by F. De Sua on discipline, facts, faith, mathematics, reason, religion, rest, present, and theology

Suppose we loosely define a religion as any discipline whose foundations rest on an element of faith, irrespective of any element of reason which may be present. Quantum mechanics for example would be a religion under this definition. But mathematics would hold the unique position of being the only branch of theology possessing a rigorous demonstration of the fact that it should be so classified.

F. De Sua

Source: H. Eves In Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1969.

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A Quote by Christopher Darlington Morley on theology and universe

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)

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A Quote by Christopher McDowell on books, control, garden, humility, learning, nature, sacred, spirituality, theology, and understanding

There is a theology to gardening that few of us consider, but to understand this theology means relinquishing much control - our arsenal of books, techniques, tools, chemicals, fertilizers, fancy hybrids, and expectations. Yet, that is exactly what we must do if we are to fully embrace a more spiritual form of gardening. As a part of Nature we must learn to enter our garden as if it were truly sacred, we must learn to enter with humility.

Christopher McDowell

Source: Sanctuary Garden: Creating A Place Of Refuge In Your Yard Or Garden, 1998, p. 17

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on language, present, and theology

MISCREANT, n. A person of the highest degree of unworth. Etymologically, the word means unbeliever, and its present signification may be regarded as theology's noblest contribution to the development of our language.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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