Saturday, August 27

Generous Orthodoxy Quote

Franke ends his introduction with a quote from Hans Frei on his term "Generous Orthodoxy"--a term I instantly liked.

Here's what Frei said: "Generosity without orthodoxy is nothing, but orthodoxy without generosity is worse than nothing."

That seems true. Being "orthodox" about such an extravagantly generous God (doesn't grace mean generosity?) is a vicious lie if it is not accompanied with generosity. "Truth and grace came through Christ Jesus." Stripping the grace from the truth seems to strip the "Good News" from the Gospel.

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