Friday, August 03, 2007

Scripture and Tradition

Captain Sacrament typed a nice piece on the symbiotic relationship between scripture and tradition. Read it here.

By the way -- I will reflecting a bit on this in my future posts on baptism.

1 comment:

Alice C. Linsley said...

Yes, Kyle gives a good summation. NT Wright's always good reading too on this subject.

Fr. John Whiteford (Orthodox) wrote a good little book on sola scriptura. He makes the point that the doctrine of sola scriptura does not meet its own criteria. He writes, "There is not one single verse in the entirety of Holy Scripture that teaches the doctrine of sola scriptura. There are numerous passages in the Bible that speak of its inspiration, of its authority, and of its profitability but there is no place in the Bible that teaches that Scripture alone is authoritative for believers. If such a teaching were even implicit, then surely the Fathers of the Church would have taught this doctrine also." (Whiteford, Sola Scriptura, Conciliar Press, 1996, p. 23)