Quotations on Theology

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The humanities need to be defended today against the encroachments of physical science, as they once needed to be against the encroachment of theology.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Science, Theology, Today)

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Keywords: God, Earth, First, Heaven, Theology, Tyranny, Will)

What I think I have in common with the school of deconstruction is the mode of negative thinking or negative awareness, in the technical, philosophical sense of the negative, but which comes to me through negative theology.
- Harold Bloom
(Keywords: Negative, Awareness, School, Sense, Theology, Thinking)

My theology is such that the God who loves Israel and will not forsake Israel - which is why I want to see Israel have a secure nation with secure borders - also loves the Palestinians.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: God, Israel, Nation, Theology, Want, Will)

Our theology is still in a time of crisis, and I think this will last for some years more.
- Godfried Danneels
(Keywords: Time, Crisis, Theology, Will, Years)

The result has been that although few conservative Presbyterian churches actually worship in the Puritan way, the Puritan theology of worship remains the standard orthodoxy among them. This discrepancy sometimes leads to guilty consciences.
- John Frame
(Keywords: Churches, Conservative, Result, Theology, Worship)

Pastoral theology and care helps people look deeper at the intersection between their inherited religious traditions and their current life situations.
- Larry Graham
(Keywords: Life, People, Care, Religious, Theology, Traditions)

The hell to be endured hereafter, of which theology tells, is no worse than the hell we make for ourselves in this world by habitually fashioned our characters in the wrong way.
- William James
(Keywords: Hell, Theology, World, Wrong)

Me and my father went through a war period where we wasn't talking. He wanted me to go to theology school - I didn't want to go. I wanted to do music. I told him I was a minister through music.
- Wyclef Jean
(Keywords: Music, War, Father, School, Talking, Theology, Want)

Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.
- H. L. Mencken
(Keywords: Effort, Theology, Worth)

My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
- Christopher Morley
(Keywords: Theology, Universe)

For the first time in our history, ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington.
- Bill Moyers
(Keywords: Power, Time, History, First, Ideology, Theology, Washington)

For many decades now - and certainly during my adult life in academe - the Western intellectual world has not been convinced that theology is a pursuit that can be engaged in with intellectual honesty and integrity.
- Arthur Peacocke
(Keywords: Life, Honesty, Integrity, Now, Pursuit, Theology, World)

Science cannot tell theology how to construct a doctrine of creation, but you can't construct a doctrine of creation without taking account of the age of the universe and the evolutionary character of cosmic history.
- John Polkinghorne
(Keywords: Age, History, Science, Character, Creation, Doctrine, Theology, Universe)

If atheism is to be used to express the state of mind in which God is identified with the unknowable, and theology is pronounced to be a collection of meaningless words about unintelligible chimeras, then I have no doubt, and I think few people doubt.
- Leslie Stephen
(Keywords: God, People, Atheism, Doubt, Mind, State, Theology, Words)









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