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“… Thoughtful Christians will concede that, although theology has an essential function, theological discourse does not necessarily induce religious dispositions, and that, conversely, having religious dispositions does not necessarily depend on a clear-cut conception of the cosmic framework on the part of the religious actor. Discourse involved in practice is not the same as that involved in speaking about practice. It is a modern idea that practitioner cannot know how to live religiously without being able to articulate that knowledge.”

Talal Asad, Genealogies of Religion, p. 36, 1993.