Christ, our Light
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Commemoration of Lanfranc, Prior of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1089

What St. Paul dreads, and protests against in his Epistles to the Romans and Galatians, is a baptized Pharisaism which would remain in all essentials pre-Christian. He is determined that Faith shall not lose its new active meaning, as a decisive moral act of trust; he dreads that it may become again Jewish and passive, a mere fidelity to the terms of a covenant. He is fighting for the new content of the word Faith, as a Christian virtue. But it is as a Christian virtue bound up inextricably with the other Christian virtues, and especially with Love, which is its proper activity..., that he claims such importance for it.
... William R. Inge (1860-1954), Faith and its Psychology, Scribner, 1910, p. 13 (see the book; see also Gal. 5:6; Rom. 10:9; Gal. 5:1-2; 6:15; Jas. 2:18; 1 Pet. 1:8-9; 1 John 4:12; more at Faith, Love, Meaning, Pharisaism, Trust, Virtue)

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