Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Inerrancy: a recent doctrinal invention?

"Listen, dear Erasmus. Do you suppose any Christian will patiently endure to be told that the evangelists in their Gospels made mistakes? If the authority of Holy Scripture at this point is shaky, can any other passage be free from the suspicion of error?"

Johann Maier von Eck, writing to Erasmus, 1518