Monday, 17 June 2013

Augustine on interpreting Scripture

Quisquis scripturas divinas vel quamlibet earum partum intellexisse sibi videtur, ita ut in eo intellectu non aedificat istam geminam caritatem, nondum intellexit.

If anyone seems to have understood the divine scriptures or any part of them, but by their reading they do not build up our understanding of the twofold love (of God and neighbour), they do not yet understand.

Augustine, De doctrina Christiana, I.36
Quoted at the opening of Hans Urs von Balthasar's Love alone is credible.

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