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Scripture and Tradition
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A. Introduction

1. The question of the relationship between Scripture and tradition seemed to have been cleared up for Catholic theology by the declaration of the Council of Trent (D 783 f.), which affirmed that the pure gospel was Contained and handed on “in libris scriptis et sine scripto traditionibus”, and that both modes of the presence of revelation were to be greeted “pari pietatis affectu ac reverentia". tia”. (This was repeated by Vatican II, Dei Verbum, art. 9, though “Sacra Traditio” was substituted for “tradit…

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Karl Rahner, “Scripture and Tradition”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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