“It Is Only a Novel!”

…Northanger Abbey was published posthumously, it was the first novel completed by Jane Austen. It was sold to a publisher who, for unknown reasons, never published the work, requiring her to buy it back when she had enough money to do so. It isn’t just the publisher who was uncertain about the book, many readers also seem to overlook it, with her other works such as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma dominating in popularity. As I’m re-reading it though…

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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