Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Quotable Quote: Gordon H. Clark on Learning Philosophy

According to Gordon H. Clark in his history of philosophy, Thales to Dewey, all branches of knowledge are inter-related and depend on some connection with philosophy and with each other.  That would include arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, physics, linguistics, and even theology.  Clark says:

The best way to study philosophy is to argue; argue with the professor in class and argue with fellow-students outside.  Arguing, serious arguing, is philosophizing.  Gordon H. Clark, Thales to Dewey, 1957, (Ann Arbor:  Baker, 1980), reprint.  Page 8.
The same can be said for learning theology.  The only way to learn theology or philosophy is to argue the points in question and examine every possible angle.  Then and only then are you learning anything at all.  As Clark put it:

But there remains a question whether a student can think or argue seriously with an empty mind.  (Ibid., page 8).

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