Faith & Life

On November 10, 2009, in Reformed Theology, Theology, by marc

From Reformed Dogmatics Vol. 1 – Prolegomena, page 75:

Herman Bavinck (1854-1921)

Herman Bavinck (1854-1921)

…no one actually relates to the religions of the world as objectively as he might pretend in theory. Those who assume this position are the indifferent ones who have broken with all religion but are for that reason, precisely because of their profound partiality, unfit for the study of religion. Those, however, who value religion and acknowledge it as truth, always, in their studies, bring a certain kind of religion along with them and cannot rid themselves of it in the pursuit of those studies. A human being cannot keep silent about that which is most precious to him or her in life and death. A Christian cannot keep his faith, his most profound religious convictions, outside the door of his study nor view his own religion as objectively as he would that of a practitioner of some primitive religion.

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