To the Religious Prosecutors of Error

“Men may differ from each other in many religious opinions, and yet all may retain the essentials of Christianity; men may sometimes eagerly dispute, and yet not differ much from one another: the rigorous prosecutors of error should, therefore, enlighten their zeal with knowledge, and temper their orthodoxy with charity; that charity without which orthodoxy is vain.”

Samuel Johnson, The Works of Samuel Johnson (New York: Collins and Hannay, 1825), pp. 413-414.



2 Responses to “To the Religious Prosecutors of Error”

  1. Craig Beard April 24, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    A lesson hard to learn, it sometimes seems. Thanks, Mark.

  2. Janine April 26, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    Thanks for finally writing about >To the Religious Prosecutors of
    Error | Everyday Theology <Liked it!

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