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QOTD: Medicinal Doctrine - Kevin Vanhoozer

2014/2/7

β€œLike medicine, doctrinal truth is of no use unless it is appropriated. But how ought one to take doctrine? Intellectual assent is not enough; doctrine need to capture not only the mind but the emotions and the imagination as well- what the Bible calls the β€œheart.” We need to appropriate, embrace, even indwell doctrinal truth. The proper end of the drama of doctrine is wisdom: lived knowledge, a performance of the truth.”

β€” Kevin Vanhoozer in The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-linguistic Approach to Christian Theology p.Β 21