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Christ-centered, Reformed, Presbyterian, Calvinist-but-not-too-Calvinist; frequently liberal. I like to think of myself as ecumenically minded but am secretly suspicious of my own bias. I enjoy libraries and the books inside them. Also medieval history (esp. medieval reception of Biblical, classical and patristic sources, and the ways that their interpretations have persisted or been rejected).

My profile image is a raven from the Aberdeen Bestiary. Corvus in divina pagina diversis modis accipitur, ut per corvum aliquando predicatorum, aliquando peccatorum, aliquando diabolus intelligitur. (The raven is understood in a variety of ways in the sacred scriptures: sometimes it means a preacher, sometimes a sinner, sometimes the devil.) It reminds me that I am simul justus et peccator.


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comment What is the context of Chesterton's quote: “When we bind our hearts, we free our hands.”?
@MattGutting I found something which I think is the source quote, just a couple of lines after your find - see my answer below.
Jul
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answered What is the context of Chesterton's quote: “When we bind our hearts, we free our hands.”?
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comment What is the context of Chesterton's quote: “When we bind our hearts, we free our hands.”?
It does sound Chestertonian. That sort of parallelism is (to my ear) very typical of him.
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Inquisitive
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reviewed Leave Closed Why do Protestants hold “prayer services”?
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reviewed Approve divine-intervention tag wiki
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reviewed Approve virgin-mary tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve communion tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve How is Jesus God's final word? (Catholic Perspective)
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reviewed Approve How is Jesus God's final word? (Protestant Perspective)
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reviewed Leave Open Do Christians have the authority to forgive sin?
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reviewed Leave Open What does the Catholic church say about the book of Ezekiel, chapter 23
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reviewed Close How is Jesus God's final word? (Catholic Perspective)
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Jun
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comment Question about the PCUSA treatment of Scriptures
See also christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/381/…
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reviewed Leave Open Is there any Biblical basis for hating homosexuals?