French Theologian Quotes
Jesus... never laughed. Nothing has ever equaled the seriousness of his life; it is clear that pleasure, recreation, anything that could divert the mind, had no part in it. The life of Jesus was utterly taut, wholly caught up in God and in the woes of men, and he gave to nature only what he could not have refused it without destroying it.
There is a radical difference between the Christian expectation of the resurrection of the dead and the Greek belief in the immortality of the soul.... Although Christianity later established a link between these two beliefs, and today the average Christian confuses them completely, I see no reason to hide what I and the majority of scholars consider to be the truth.... The life and thought of the New Testament are entirely dominated by faith in the resurrection.... The whole man, who is really dead, is brought back to life by a new creative act of God.
But as Geographers use to place Seas upon that place of the Globe which they know not: so chronologers, who are near of kin to them, use to blot out ages past, which they know not. They drown those Countries which they know not: These with cruel pen kill the times they heard not of, and deny which they know not.