October 22, 2010


When the theologian explains the reason for some act of God, the listener wavers between indignation and laughter.

Escolios a un Texto Implícito: Selección, p. 339


  1. The original Spanish is:

    Cuando el teólogo explica el porqué de algún acto de Dios, el oyente oscila entre indignación e hilaridad.

  2. Cf. Josef Pieper, Tradition: Its Sense and Aspiration IV in For the Love of Wisdom: Essays on the Nature of Philosophy (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2006), pp. 275-276:

    "As regards holy tradition, however, its purpose has always been to allow men to represent to themselves what was originally communicated from the divine wellspring in identical form. As one of the later born, I am basically interested only in this--not in the reformulation and interpretation as such, but only in being able to partake beyond the representative interpretation and with its help in the same degree of salvation, knowledge, and direction that fell to the first recipients of the message...What interests me is primarily the divine word and not theology."