Saturday, February 09, 2008

Trueman on the Prophetic Witness of the Historian

“A world, and a church, which is hooked on novelty like some cultural equivalent of crack cocaine needs the cold, cynical eye of the historian to stand as a prophetic witness against it. And make no mistake, when it comes to my approach to trendy evangelical claims to epoch-making insights, beneath the cold, cynical exterior of this particular historian beats a heart of stone.”

-Carl Trueman, Minority Report: Unpopular thoughts on Everything from Ancient Christianity to Zen Calvinism (Christian Focus, 2008), p. 26

HT: Tony Reinke