Luther on Learning

Thanks to Prof. Scott Ashmon of Concordia University Irvine for yet another great quote, this one from Martin Luther:

“How dare you not know what can be known?”

(Quoted in Robert Benne, “A Lutheran Vision/Version of Christian Humanism” Lutheran Forum 31 (1997): 42.)  [Does anybody know the source in Luther’s Works? Or is this one of those apocryphal sayings of Luther?  Even if so, it’s still a great line, an explosion of Christian anti-intellectualism.]

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About Gene Veith

I am a retired English professor and college administrator. I have written over 20 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.