Speakers and writers quoted on this website

I compiled this listing to help me find quotations I have used by various people. I thought it might help you as well. Note: Biblical figurs are not listed here they are on two other pages: Old Testament and New Testament.

You will note that I have "plundered the Egyptians."1 By that, I mean that I have used authors with whom I am not in total agreement on everything. Indeed, with a few people on this list, I am in almost total disagreement. Still, wasn't it Augustine of Hippo who said in the Fourth Century, "All truth is God's truth"?

Then, John Calvin (with whom I have quite a few theologial disagreements) said, "All truth is from God; and consequently, if wicked men have said anything that is true and just, we ought not to reject it; for it has come from God." So, it is in that spirit that I do not confine myself to reading and using only those with whom I am in complete agreement. I think this also is in accordance with Proverbs 27:17 that proclaims: "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."

1The phrase is taken from Exodus 12:35-36. As Peter Thomas Elliott's well crafted-sentence says, "Plundering the Egyptians is a concept formulated by Irenaeus of Lyons, promoted by Origen of Alexandria, polished by Gregory of Nazianzen, and solidified in Christian culture by Augustine of Hippo."

    -- Howard Culbertson