Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Luther on Allegories

"It was very difficult for me to break away from my habitual zeal for allegory. And yet I was aware that allegories were empty speculations and the froth, as it were, of the Holy Scriptures. It is the historical sense alone which supplies the true and sound doctrine."

-- Martin Luther, quoted by Sidney Greidanus, Preaching Christ from the Old Testament, p.113

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