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Alister E. McGrath Quotes: To its critics, the study of theology distracts from real life. But, at its best, theology inspires and informs precisely the committed and caring ministry.
         

To its critics, the study of theology distracts from real life. But, at its best, theology inspires and informs precisely the committed and caring ministry.


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To its critics, the study of theology distracts from real life. But, at its best, theology inspires and informs precisely the committed and caring ministry.
         



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Our present world contains clues...to another world-a world which we can begin to experience now, but will only know in all its fullness at the end of things.



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Rational argument does not create belief, but it maintains a climate in which belief may flourish.



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We live on earth; our homeland is in heaven.





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