Quotes by Henry Chadwick

"Nothing is sadder than someone who has lost his memory, and the church which has lost its memory is in the same state of senility."

"What they (Americans) do, they want to be in a hurry."

"[Mani] deleted as interpolations all texts in the New Testament that assumed either the order and goodness of matter or the inspiration and authority of the Old Testament. Otherwise he thought his expurgated New Testament a sound book."

"Tertullian argued that the Bible is often difficult to interpret. Obscure passages must be interpreted by those which are plain."

"Celsus was the first known person to realize that this non-political, quietist, and pacifist community had it in its power to transform the social and political order of the empire."

Books by Henry Chadwick

  • Confessions
  • 51,758 ratings
  • June 25th 1998 by Oxford University Press

    (first published 400)

  • Contra Celsum
  • 71 ratings
  • March 31st 1980 by Cambridge University Press

    (first published 248)

  • Selected Sermons
  • 20 ratings
  • March 1st 1994 by Paulist Press

    (first published January 1st 1993)

Henry Chadwick
  • Henry Chadwick

  • Date of birth: June 23, 1920
  • Died: June 17, 2008
  • Born: in Bromley, Kent, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: Henry Chadwick KBE (23 June 1920 – 17 June 2008) was a British academic and Church of England priest. A leading historian of the early church, Chadwick was appointed Regius Professor at both the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and was the first person in four centuries to have headed a college at both universities.