A Few Miscellaneous Things
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Sigrid Undset on Dogma

I’m feeling guilty about having kept this book, Sigrid Undset on Saints and Sinners, checked out of the library for quite a number of months now. Before I return it I wanted to post the following snippet, apropos the discussion we were having a few days ago (I forget which thread) on the mistake of thinking that knowing the doctrines of the faith is the same as knowing God:

Between accepting the dogmatic teaching of the Catholic Church and experiencing the spiritual reality of the content of the dogmas, there is the same difference as there is between a photograph of Rondane and a foot trip through it. Or between studying the map in a general’s office (if the map is completely reliable) and walking out in the terrain.

Just to emphasize the point, here is Rondane.



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