25 August 2008

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Reformation and Conservatism really involve each other. That which claims to be Reformatory, yet is not Conservative is Sectarian; that which claims to be Conservative, and is not Reformatory, is Stagnation and Corruption. True Catholicity is Conservatism, but Protestantism is Reformatory, and these two are complementary, not antagonistic. The Church problem is to attain a Protestant Catholicity or a Catholic Protestantism. This is the end and aim of the Conservative Reformation. -- C. P. Krauth, *The Conservative Reformation* xl

1 comment:

Mike Keith said...

This is truly an excellent quote. This sums up what the Augsburg Confession is all about.