Quotation Explorer - 'Theology'

To so many people, the Lord is in danger of being no more than a patron saint of our systematic theology instead of the Christ Who is our life. - W. Ian Thomas
To its critics, the study of theology distracts from real life. But, at its best, theology inspires and informs precisely the committed and caring ministry. - Alister E. McGrath
. . . anyone who wants to elaborate relevant liberation theology must be prepared to go into the 'examination hall' of the poor. Only after sitting on the benches of he humble will he or she be entitled to enter a school of 'higher learning. - Leonardo Boff and Clodovis Boff
Once people get hung up on theology, they've lost sanity forever. More people have been killed in the name of Jesus Christ than any other name in the history of the world. - Gore Vidal
History, Geology, Psychology, Philosophy, Chemistry, Physics, Theology, Mathematics, Technology, Sociology, Biology, and the list goes on and on. If all this body of knowledge exist for human consumption, why would I specialize in only one field? - Allan Amanyire
Theology is ignorance with wings. - Sam Harris
Your theology won't always work toward your obedience, because your use of theology is dictated by the condition of your heart. If your heart is not submitting to the plan of God, you will actually use your theology to justify things that should not be justified. - Paul David Tripp
One man's pornography is another man's theology. - Clive Barker
The essence of science is that it is always willing to abandon a given idea for a better one; the essence of theology is that it holds its truths to be eternal and immutable. - H.L. Mencken
Life is a mess. And theology must be lived out in the midst of that mess. - Charles W. Colson
I think my degrees in Theology and Psychology qualified me for nothing, but probably prepared me for everything. - Brooke Bida
We may not play with the new theology even if we may think we can turn it to our advantage. - Francis A. Schaeffer
Theology starts with a crisis, the very crisis of reality itself. The crisis is the fact that you live, that you have a life to live. The crisis is the very mystery of our existence and the yearning for there to be some kind of meaning to it. - Andrew Root
REPROBATION, n. In theology, the state of a luckless mortal prenatally damned. The doctrine of reprobation was taught by Calvin, whose joy in it was somewhat marred by the sad sincerity of his conviction that although some are foredoomed to perdition, others are predestined to salvation. - Ambrose Bierce
Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing. - H. L. Mencken
Theology without proclamation is empty, proclamation without theology is blind. - Gerhard Ebeling
The world's theologyThe world's theology is easy to define. It is the view . . . that human beings are basically good, that no one is really lost, that belief in Jesus Christ is not necessary for salvation."Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools." Romans 1:22 - James Montgomery Boice
You can take course after course of so-called theology and never hear the message at the heart of Christianity—the message of Jesus, which is indiscriminate love. - Eileen Egan
The more rigid and exclusive one makes the border between philosophy and theology, the more that distinction itself has to fall on the side of theology, and the more inaccessible that very distinction becomes to philosophy - Gregory B. Sadler
Everybody has theology whether they admit it or not. - Jim Walker
Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing. - H.L. Mencken
Scripture was given to the church, and theology is a necessary work of the church, by the church, in the church, and for the church. - Kenneth S. Kantzer
One man's theology is another man's belly laugh. - Robert A. Heinlein
If you don’t know the difference between theology and religiousstudies, then you’re a theologian. - Brian Bocking
Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything. - Robert A. Heinlein
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated, but not signed. - Christopher Morley
Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first. - Shannon L. Alder
. . . the mysteries, on belief in which theology would hang the destinies of mankind, are cunningly devised fables whose origin and growth are traceable to the age of Ignorance, the mother of credulity. - Edward Clodd
Theology, philosophy, metaphysics, and quantum physics are merely ways for God to have his smart people believe in him - Jeremy Aldana
The Gospel is not a mere message of deliverance, but a canon of conduct; it is not a theology to be accepted, but it is ethics to be lived. It is not to be believed only, but it is to be taken into life as a guide. - Alexander MacLaren
Leave some room in your theology for God to be bigger than you can explain - Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
One of the greatest disconnects for this generation is how life and work fit together. There is a need to talk about purpose in life, vocation, and calling. We need to provide a stronger theology of work to help them make integrated connections to their daily lives. - David Kinnaman
Next to theology I give to music the highest place and honor. And we see how David and all the saints have wrought their godly thoughts into verse, rhyme, and song.
When someone is giving you their theology, their God words, you should listen hard and be very gentle. The time to deliver your God words is when you are asked. - Gordon Atkinson
I am not aligned in my thinking with Calvinism, neither am I aligned in my thinking with Arminianism. I have proposed a more 'Wholeistic' theology encompassing the 'both/and' in the context Objective Truth & Reality". ~ [2012] - R. Alan Woods
Conversation with God leads to an encounter with God. Prayer turns theology into experience. - Tim Keller
A dog is grateful for what is, which I am finding to be the soundest kind of wisdom and very good theology. - Carrie Newcomer
We live in a day of abounding vagueness and indistinctness on doctrinal subjects in religion. Now, if ever, it is the duty of all advocates of clear, well-defined, sharply-cut theology, to supply proof that their views are thoroughly borne out by Scripture. - J.C. Ryle
The Baptists' basic theology is that if you hold someone under water long enough, he'll come around to your way of thinking. It's a ritual known as 'Bobbing for Baptists.' - A. Whitney Brown
A theology that endangers life rather than "giving life" is one that cannot accept the title of being adequately Christian. - Michael Joseph Brown
All theology is a kind of birthdayEach one who is born Comes into the world as a questionFor which old answersAre not sufficient… - Thomas Merton
Modern science gives lectures on botany, to show there is no such thing as a flower; on humanity, to show there is no such thing as a man; and on theology, to show there is no such thing as a God. No such thing as a man, but only a mechanism, No such thing as a God, but only a series of forces. - John Ruskin
Theology is speaking about God while in the very presence of God. We are intimately engaged with the subject of our study. - Michael F. Bird
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed. - Christopher Morley
EXTINCTION, n. The raw material out of which theology created the future state. - Ambrose Bierce
The world doesn’t judge us by our theology; it judges us by our behavior. The validity of Scripture in the world’s view is determined by how it affects us. - John F. MacArthur Jr.
If after all my Atheology turns out wrong and your Theology right I feel I shall always be able to pass into Heaven (if I want to) as a friend of G.K.C.'s. Bless you. - H.G. Wells
Theology, like fiction, is largely autobiographical. - Frederick Buechner
Stripped of its arrogance, its desire to make off with half of the patrimony and never be seen again, history belongs at the family table. If theology, the older brother, pretends not to need or notice him it will be a sign that he has forgotten, after all, who his father is. - N.T. Wright
I cannot now evaluate the events that, at the end of those thirty years, made me discover the necessity of religious belief. I was not reasoned into my disposition. Though I admire the structured thought of theology, it is to religion no more than counterpoint exercises are to music. - Igor Stravinsky
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