"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." - Jerome

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Calvin Finds God's Glory in Interesting Places

As I work my way through Calvin's Institutes, he never fails to amuse me:

"The Creator of nature himself abundantly arouses this gratitude in us [for our abilities in art and science] when he creates imbeciles. Through them he shows the endowments that the human soul would enjoy unpervaded by his light..."

-John Calvin. Institutes 2.2.14

1 comment:

M. Jay Bennett said...

It was certainly a different time. If a modern theologian were to write something like that, he'd be accused of unchristian harshness.