[German Version] In theological epistemology,
consensus theologorum as a criterion of truth refers to the consensus of experts regarding the substance and/or formulation of a doctrine of the faith, based on appropriate interpretation of Scripture, ecclesiastical tradition (
consensus patrum ), and the belief of Christians (
consensus fidelium) under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Wolfgang Beinert Bibliography P. Scharr,
Consensus fidelium, 1992 D. Wiederkehr, ed.,
Der Glaubenssinn des Gottesvolkes, 1994.