Saturday 25 March 2006

Scripture, tradition and gospel

In Crete in 1987, international Lutheran and Eastern Orthodox theologians produced a consensual statement on the question of “Scripture and Tradition.” It included the following:

“This 'gospel' of salvation is the content of the Holy Tradition, preserved, confessed and transmitted by the Scriptures, by the lives of the saints at all times, and by the conciliar tradition of the church.... Holy Scripture, since it is the work of the Spirit within the tradition, has as the criterion of its appropriate comprehension Jesus Christ himself in the life and teaching of the one church.”

—“Ecriture et Tradition,” Episkepsis 18 (1987), 381:17.

1 Comment:

T.B. Vick said...

Good quote - I like that a lot!

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