QOTD: Medicinal Doctrine – Kevin Vanhoozer

Like medicine, doctrinal truth is of no use unless it is appropriated. But how ought one to take doctrine? Intellectual assent is not enough; doctrine need to capture not only the mind but the emotions and the imagination as well- what the Bible calls the “heart.” We need to appropriate, embrace, even indwell doctrinal truth. The proper end of the drama of doctrine is wisdom: lived knowledge, a performance of the truth.

— Kevin Vanhoozer in The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-linguistic Approach to Christian Theology p. 21

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