M. Luther, theologian
I did not learn my theology all at once, but I had to search deeper for it, where my temptations took me…. Not understanding, reading, or speculation, but living—nay, dying and being damned—make a theologian.1
1. Tischreden (Luther’s Table Talk, 6 vols. In the Weimar Edition), 1:146; D. Martin Luthers Werke, Kristische Gesamtausgabe (58 vols. Weimar: Böhlau, 1833—), 5:163.