Monday, 30 April 2007

Quote of the day: monadic idolatry

...God also designates himself by another special mark to distinguish himself more precisely from idols. For he so proclaims himself the sole God as to offer himself to be contemplated clearly in three persons. Unless we grasp these, only the bare and empty name of God flits about in our brains, to the exclusion of the true God.
- Jean Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 1, ch.XIII

2 comments:

adrian reynolds said...

I can't get enough of the Trinity at the moment - I've got a lifetime of underachievement to catch up on!

Do you read this en francais?

étrangère said...

I don't think we'll ever get enough of the Trinity :) Don't worry though, we'll be growing in appreciation of him for all eternity.

Sadly I don't read him en français - just reading a chapter a night in English before I lay me down to sleep... Twas an early birthday present: requested it from my Dad :)