Rolle, Richard - Incendium Amoris - Wisdom vs knowledge
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Richard Rolle- Incendium Amoris
Thus it happens to this manner of love, what I have never found or seen expressed in any doctor's [theologian - a clerical doctor not a medical doctor] writings: namely, that song shall burst from his lips, and his prayers shall be sung with spiritual symphony and heavenly sweetness.
The humble contemplative is taught with wisdom from on high, but those taught by knowledge acquired, ....and those swollen with folded arguments will disdain him, saying
`Where did he learn? Under what doctor did he sit? '
For they do not admit that the lovers of eternity are taught by a doctor from within to speak more eloquently than they themselves, who have learned from men, and studied all the time for empty honours; but these fools, who are puffed up with acquired learning, not filled with the divine wisdom, judge falsely of themselves.