30 January 2009

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

She [the Church] should lead men, not to the least faith, the least holiness which makes salvation possible, but to the very highest - she should not encourage the religion whose root is a selfish fear of hell, a selfish craving for heaven, but she should plant that religion to which pure truth is dear for its own sake, which longs for the fullest illumination, which desires not the easy road, but the sure one. -- C. P. Krauth, *Conservative Reformation* p. 191

1 comment:

Ben said...

You probably know this, but perhaps your readers don't: The entire text of Krauth's Conservative Reformation is viewable online here:

http://books.google.com/books?id=qiURAAAAIAAJ&printsec=titlepage