The World of Scripture

A beautiful meditation of Newman on Scripture that could’ve come straight from Augustine:

After all our diligence, to the end of our lives and to the end of the Church, [Scripture] must be an unexplored and unsubdued land, with heights and valleys, forests and streams, on the right and left of our path and close about us, full of concealed wonders and choice treasures (Development, 1.2.14).

Scripture, as Barth would later put it, is a “strange, new world,” one that Christians — not even in toto — are to master, but rather which they are gratefully to explore.

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