"Love is itself a form of knowlege"

The above is a translation of Gregory the Great writing in Latin at the end of the 6th century: “Amor ipse notitia est.”

A few more great quotations from the last chapter of The Spirit of Early Christian Thought by Robert Wilken:

“Maximus [the Confessor] loved paradoxical phrases and oxymorons… He was searching for a vocabulary to say what the psalmist meant with ‘seek the face of the Lord always,’ that the soul that loves God is at rest in God yet at the same time in restless movement toward God.”

“The Christian intellectual tradition is an exercise in thinking about the God who is known and seeing the One who is loved.”

“Christian thinking, like all thinking, requires questioning, reflection, interpretation, argument. But reason has short wings. Without love it is tethered to the earth.”

Published by Guy M Williams

Christian | Husband, Father | Pastor | 8th-Gen Texan | Texas A&M ‘96 | Asbury Seminary ‘01 | Enjoy family, reading, running, golf, college football

One thought on “"Love is itself a form of knowlege"

  1. hey guy, long time no write! i’ve missed reading your thoughts! hope everything is going well :)

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