Christian scholarship is the human race’s prodigious invention to defend itself against the New Testament, to ensure that one can continue to be a Christian without letting the New Testament come too close.
Kierkegaard Journals and Papers, Vol. 3 (Indiana University Press, 1975) pg. 270
There have always been scholars who lived by God’s word as they heard it in scripture just as earnestly as they studied the texts. But in all honesty it has to be acknowledged that biblical scholarship does pose a temptation, both for scholars and those who read their books: the temptation to substitute study for faith and action.
Bauckham, James (Routledge, 1999) pg. 5