Words matter. These are the best Theologian Quotes from famous people such as Greg Graffin, James Lovelock, Alice McDermott, George Santayana, John Polkinghorne, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
The trick is: how do you talk about natural selection without implying the rigidity of law? We use it as almost an active participant, almost like a god. In fact, you could substitute the word ‘god’ for ‘natural selection’ in a lot of evolutionary writings and you’d think you were listening to a theologian.
I’m a scientist, not a theologian. I don’t know if there is a God or not. Religion requires certainty.
I am not a theologian or a historian, and I feel no call to become a defender of the faith, so in my case, the search for what remains valuable focuses on language itself: Catholic prayer, ritual, the naming of things.
The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
Theologians have a great problem because they’re seeking to speak about God. Since God is the ground of everything that is, there’s a sense in which every human inquiry is grist to the theological mill. Obviously, no theologian can know everything.
Over the years, I’ve realized that I have as much in common with the performance artist, the standup comedian, the screenwriter, as I do with the theologian. I’m in an odd world where I make things and share them with people.
It was in the early 1960s that my late revered teacher, Professor Abraham Joshua Heschel, became the first major Jewish theologian in America to enter into dialogue with Christian theologians on a high theological level.
A great sense of morality was instilled in me through my upbringing in the Catholic faith – particularly because my father is a moral theologian. And morality is something I believe exists separate from faith, as an intrinsic human quality that one should aspire to understand and participate in.
Only a very bad theologian would confuse the certainty that follows revelation with the truths that are revealed. They are entirely different things.
There isn’t a theologian in the world who can argue with me on this. God has no gender. If that’s the case, then everything needs to be rewritten now, right now.
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
Pope Francis has mentioned several times in public prior to ‘Amoris Laetitia”s release that lack of work was keeping young people from marriage. He has also riffed on married life and ‘mothers-in-law,’ but this document shows that, even more than a theologian, he is a pastor.
The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.
King thought he understood the white Southerner, having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian.
I’m a scientist, not a theologian. I don’t know if there is a God or not. Religion requires certainty. Revere and respect Gaia. Have trust in Gaia. But not faith.
I am no theologian. I am a layman. I am among those who are preached to, and who listen. It is not for me to preach. I should not willingly forego being a listener, a man who reads the Gospels and then listens to what others say that our Lord meant. But sometimes a listener speaks out, and listens to his own voice.
I am not a great theologian. I know there is a theological concept called invincible ignorance in which a strong enough faith binds you to any facts to the contrary.
I confess I take perverse delight as a theologian in the controversies surrounding postmodernism.