05 January 2011

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Whatever you think, whatever you say, whatever you write, it has not taste unless Jesus be in it.  -- Blessed Johann Gerhard, On Christ, p. 5.


Matt Carver (Matthaeus Glyptes) said...

Curious, does this have an ascription in Gerhard? It sounds like a quotation of St. Augustine.

William Weedon said...

No ascription. He quoted Augustine and every other father and his uncle about a thousand times already, though!

Matt Carver (Matthaeus Glyptes) said...

OK, I found this in Augustine, tractate 9 on the Gospel of St. John, section 5: “Non sapit vetus Scriptura si non Christus in ea intelligatur.” That might be it.


Great quote, btw. :)