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Tradition and the life of the Church.

Author: Yves Congar
Publisher: London, Burns & Oates [1964]
Series: Faith and facts books, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The controversy that has dogged the Christian confessions since the Reformation is that of Scripture versus Tradition. The Protestant holds that Scripture alone has authority whereas the Catholic belief, in the author's words, is "that there is no doctrine of the Church based solely on Scripture independently of Tradition, and none that she holds solely by oral Tradition independently of Scripture: because, on the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yves Congar
OCLC Number: 4623165
Notes: Original title: La tradition et la vie de l'Eglise.
Description: 160 pages.
Series Title: Faith and facts books, 3.
Responsibility: [Translated by A.N. Woodrow].

Abstract:

The controversy that has dogged the Christian confessions since the Reformation is that of Scripture versus Tradition. The Protestant holds that Scripture alone has authority whereas the Catholic belief, in the author's words, is "that there is no doctrine of the Church based solely on Scripture independently of Tradition, and none that she holds solely by oral Tradition independently of Scripture: because, on the one hand, Scripture has no implications for faith independently of its meaning, given to us in the Church's delivery of it, animated by God's Spirit, and, on the other hand, Tradition possesses many links with Scripture". The author enquires into the nature of Tradition, the complementary dimension which Catholics have always added to the Bible to form the joint vehicles through which they receive their faith and hand it on to future generations. The result is a clear and stimulating account of an aspect of our Christian inheritance, and of the contrary attitude to it enjoined by non-Catholic Christian confessions, that must be understood if we are to appreciate the aims of the ecumenical movement. [Back cover].
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by kylepotter (WorldCat user published 2016-08-17) Excellent Permalink

FYI, Woodrow's English translation of this work, La tradition et la vie de l'Église , is titled The Meaning of Tradition .

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