“We like good Anglican books, which have the theological consistency of a good, nourishing, French peasant soup, starting with a sound stock, and added to day by day with whatever happens to be left over—a dash of Platonism, some Aristotelian greens, a Calvinist bone or two, a Lutheran turnip, a spoonful of Kierkegaard, a pinch of Temple, then brought to a quick boil with group dynamics, and pushed to the back of the stove to cool a bit! This is the kind of thinking we like to do; but it is infuriating to the orderly mind.”

–Bishop Bayne, Diocese of Olympia, 1957  (add permission)




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