Thought for the Day: Paul Griffiths on Intellectual Appetite

I have just made a start on Paul Griffith's Intellectual Appetite: A Theological Grammar (Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 2009). It contains this pithy little summary of why the academic (by which I mean disciplined and appropriately critical) study of theology is necessary:

" … the extent to which any particular account … seems obviously or uncontroversially true to you is exactly the extent to which you have not thought about it." (p.3)