17 August 2009

Patristic Quote of the Day

However, if a person is interested in the question, let him know, that, even if the expressions are not in so many words in the Scriptures, yet, as was said before, they contain the sense of the Scriptures, and expressing it, they convey it to those who have their hearing unimpaired for religious doctrine. -- St. Athanasius, defending the use of non-scriptural language that is filled with scriptural meaning in De Decretis.

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