Baptist minister John Piper:
When I was in seminary, a wise professor told me that besides the Bible I ought to choose one great theologian and apply myself throughout life to understanding and mastering his thought, to sink at least one shaft deep into reality rather than always dabbling on the surface of things. I might in time become this man’s peer and know at least one system with which to bring other ideas into fruitful dialogue. It was good advice. The theologian to whom I have devoted myself more than any other is Jonathan Edwards.
- John Piper, A Personal Encounter with Jonathan Edwards (Desiring God)