Monday, June 22, 2015

Quote of the Week - Edward Bouverie Pusey

The revival of High Church catholicity in the Church of England was expressed in the Oxford Movement, and its acknowledged leader was Edward Bouverie Pusey, who said, "We must bend our minds and conform them to the teaching of Holy Scripture, or men will end in bending Holy Scripture to their own minds, and when it will not bend, will part with it."

In 1833 Pusey joined John Keble and John Henry Newman in producing the Tracts for the Times, which gave the Oxford Movement its popular name of Tractarianism.


George Patsourakos said...

It remains true today that we Christians must bend our minds and conform to the teaching of the Holy Scripture, or we will end in bending Holy Scripture to conform to our minds, and in effect, part with it altogether.

In other words, the Holy Scripture must transcend man's thoughts; man's thoughts must not transcend the Holy Scripture.

Alice C. Linsley said...

Wisdom! Let us attend!