Hilary of Poitiers… Yet Speaking

Hilary of Poitiers… Yet Speaking

[A]ll unbelief is foolishness, for it takes such wisdom as its own finite perception can attain, and, measuring infinity by that petty scale, concludes that what it cannot understand must be impossible. Unbelief is the result of incapacity engaged in argument. Men are sure that an event never happened, because they have made up their minds that it could not happen.

Hilary of Poitiers [c. 315–67/8], De Trinitate, III.24 in Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers Series II, Volume Nine, (Christian Literature Company, 1899), 69