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Senses of Tradition: Continuity and Development in Catholic Faith

@inproceedings{Thiel2000SensesOT,
  title={Senses of Tradition: Continuity and Development in Catholic Faith},
  author={John E. Thiel},
  year={2000}
}
Since the early Christian centuries, Roman Catholicism has accepted both scripture and tradition as authorities for church teaching on God, Christ, and salvation. Catholicism has never held a fundamentalistic view of scripture, holding instead that scripture is susceptible to interpretation. In the Middle Ages, this idea was formalized with the definition of four "senses" of scripture: literal, allegorical, anagogical, and moral. In response to the Reformation, however, tradition gradually came… Expand
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