Saturday, May 10, 2008
Tradition vs. Text
Check out this previous post for some context.
It seemed to be the consensus of the majority of the commenters on my previous post that when faced with biblical texts that lack good historical evidence we use tradition to determine whether or not it should be used in the work of the church.
Guess what, you're all Catholics! Ok, maybe not totally, Catholic, but a little bit.
The Protestant Reformation of the 16th century was, in part, a "protest" against the Catholic church using tradition to interpret Scripture. They wanted to set Scripture over and above the authority of the church. Now you just said that we should interpret Scripture according to the tradition of the church . . .