"The point of Christian scholarship is not recognition by standards established in the wider culture. The point is to praise God with the mind … Ultimately, intellectual work of this sort is its own reward, because it is focused on the only One before whom all hearts are open."
— Mark A. Noll, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1994) pp. 248-9, emphasis added.