29 June 2009

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

Of these three basic forms of life: the church, the household (including marriage and family), and the state, the church is the first. It is the basic order. It includes all people since all are addressed by God and are called to offer Him a free and thankful response. -- Oswald Bayer, *Theology the Lutheran Way* p. 86

1 comment:

Matt Carver (Matthaeus Glyptes) said...

Great quote. One of the few I think I understand in this excellent book. It will require another read.