Thursday, October 8, 2009

Theodoret of Cyrus: Don't Be Dogmatic Where Scripture is not Explicit

Now, I do not state this dogmatically, my view being that it is rash to speak dogmatically where holy Scripture does not make an explicit statement; rather, I have stated what I consider to be consistent with orthodox thought.

- Theodoret of Cyrus (around A.D. 393 to around A.D. 457), Questions on the Octateuch, Question 4 on Genesis, p. 19 (2007), Robert C. Hill translator.