Tradition and Traditions

…Lossky begins with the well-known dichotomy of Scripture and Tradition. Commonly we consider this to be two sets of ‘revelation’. One of the written word, one of ‘unwritten, other words’ – i.e. liturgy, ecumenical councils etc. This dichotomy has had a great effect on Christianity in the world. Put simply, the concept of ‘sola scriptura’ is reliant on the idea that one of these means of revelation is true, and the other is not. However, Lossky denies this dichotomy…

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The Patient Ferment of the Early Church

…Kreider introduces a new term: habitus…think of how the Hutterites tell the story of our forefathers in the faith and the biblical story: not just as something that happened in the past, but as a story which shapes, informs, and guides our own lives, a story in which we ourselves are called to play a role. This story, the example of our peers and role models, and the daily repetitions of communal life all work together to shape our habitus, to build it into our bodies…