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 First Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

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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