19 November 2009

c.s. lewis on devotional books and doctrinal books

"For my own part I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books, and I rather suspect that the same experience may await many others. I believe that many who find that 'nothing happens' when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand."

From his Introduction to On the Incarnation


Stephen Ley said...

You just reminded me I need to read Athanasius in 2010.

jason miller said...

You could join our online Patristics reading group that I lead at my church--we are starting De Incarnatione the Monday after Thanksgiving.