Friday, May 20, 2011

Chemnitz - Quoting Origen on Doctrine

Graduation, 1982, Notre Dame. Father Hesburgh gave me the diploma, while John Howard Yoder,
my dissertation advisor, put on the doctoral hood.

"Let him therefore who is concerned about his life not be taken in by the friendliness of heretics to agree with their doctrine. Neither let him be offended at my faults, who am a teacher, but let him consider the doctrine itself." Origen, Homily 7, on Ezekiel. Quoted by Martin Chemnitz, Examination of the Council of Trent, trans., Fred Kramer, St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1971, I, p. 154.