The Letter of the Text and the Spirit of the Text

“Το γράμμα αποκτείνει, το δε Πνεύμα ζωοποιεί. Πολλά γαρ των θείων Γραφών εάν κατά το γράμμα νοήσωμεν, εις αθέσμους βλασφημίας περιπεσούμεθα.”

Άγιος Αθανάσιος ο Μέγας

“The letter kills, the Spirit gives life. We fall into blasphemy if we interpret much of Holy Writ word for word.”

St. Athanasios the Great

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