More from Jenkins: “Chalcedonian ideas triumphed not because of the force of their logic, but because the world that opposed them [Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia, which fell to Muslim rule] perished.”
And, his final sentence: “A religion that is not constantly spawning alternatives and heresies has ceased to think and has achieved only the peace of the grave.” Ah, that’s why yesterday I was thinking that without my “young, restless, and Reformed” brothers and sisters, my life would be a little bit boring. They are a necessary evil in my life — a thorn in the flesh, indeed.
OK, no more buying books until the Hungry Ghost month! Austerity measures!