Friday, November 03, 2006

Quote of the Week

“The greatest danger besetting American Evangelical Christianity is the danger of anti-intellectualism. The mind as to its great and deepest reaches is not cared for enough. This cannot take place apart from profound immersion for a period of years in the history of thought and the spirit. People are in a hurry to get out of the university and start earning money or serving the church or preaching the Gospel. They have no idea of the infinite value of spending years of leisure in conversing with the greatest minds and souls of the past, and thereby ripening and sharpening and enlarging their powers of thinking.”

-Charles Malik,
former president of the United Nations Security Council
The Two Tasks, pp. 32-33

Charles Malik (far left) speaking with Eleanor Roosevelt (far right)

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