Saturday, November 25, 2006

Who wrote the following statement? C'mon, take a guess...

"I recommend that the Commentaries of Calvin be read, whom I extol in higher terms than Helmichius himself, as he owned to me, ever did. For I affirm that in the interpretation of the Scriptures Calvin is incomparable, and that his Commentaries are more to be valued than anything that is handed down to us in the Bibliotheca of the Fathers; so much so, that I concede to him a certain spirit of prophecy in which he stands distinguished above all others, above most, yea above all. His Institutes, so far as respects Commonplaces, I give out to be read after the Catechism, as a more extended explanation. But here I add -- with discrimination, as the writing of all men ought to be read."

6 comments:

Pontificator said...

Arminius

Jeff said...

Barth

wyclif said...

I think Pontificator gets the cigar here.

lexorandi2 said...

Any other guesses?

P.S. Googling the quote is against the rules.

Anonymous said...

As I recall, this quote is from Arminius himself.

lexorandi2 said...

Yes, this quote was from Arminius. Pontificator gets the prize. I guess this was just too easy.