Peter Leithart quotes Rowan Williams

Peter Leithart says on his blog today:

In a penetrating article on de doctrina Christiana, Rowan Williams points out that the grotesqueness and strangeness of the Bible is a “prophylactic against fastidiousness,” particularly the fastidiousness that assumes we have “nothing to learn from what startles or offends our taste.”

I raise my eybrows and smile at this kind of thinking!


3 responses to “Peter Leithart quotes Rowan Williams

  1. I see what he means. The quote essentially says that the Bible is a protection against things that are not wholly clean. Particularly when we have the unclean thought that we can “learn nothing from something that… offends our tastes.” I like that quote, Mr. Leithart!

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