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Re-quote on John Calvin, by Charles Partee’s book: The Theology of John Calvin.

July 16, 2016

“Calvin recognized that reason and aspiration have honorable roles in human affairs, but the relation to God is given and maintained in faith. Still, cognitive and conative dissonance troubled Calvin. He worked hard to keep a certain level of confidence in rational order which is instructive, but as Calvin himself often noted, a considerable portion of our world and our theology is not susceptible to reason. This situation should be no great cause for alarm since reformation for Calvin was not only doctrine but life, and life is more complex than doctrine.” (Charles Partee: The Theology of John Calvin, (WJK, 2008, page 31).

One Comment
  1. “and life is more complex than doctrine” … Amen to this… For we never see even doctrine perfectly!

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