Epiphanius the Enabler
Saturday July 14th 2007, 1:15 pm
Filed under: Patristics

He said: “The acquisition of Christian books is necessary for those who can use them. For the mere sight of these books renders us less inclined to sin, and incites us to believe more firmly in righteousness.”

I’m not making this up just to justify my expenses to my wife. It’s in this wonderful book, on page 58.

Thanks to Gretchen the book addict, who sent me off in search of that quote.

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Thank you:Epiphanius! Bishop of Cyprus and a disciple of Abba Hilarion. Now I can buy those books I wanted, with a clear conscience.


Comment by John McBryde 07.14.07 @ 1:51 pm

Does Epiphanius give any advice about how to raise the money I need to buy all the good books I’m itching to own?

Comment by D. P. 07.16.07 @ 9:14 am

Dare I show this to my husband? It is the perfect alibi!

Comment by Gretchen 07.16.07 @ 2:23 pm

Love it! Now I need it on a T-shirt….

Comment by Maureen 07.16.07 @ 8:50 pm

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