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Old Aug 19, '08, 8:23 pm
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Default Definiton of Sacred Tradition

Would you agree with this (mine) definition of Sacred Traditon.

Sacred Traditon are those teachings of Jesus(regarding binding public revelation) that were given before the death of the last apostle, that are either not explicitly in Sacred scripture, or are not in Scripture at all. These teachings are preserved and taught by Christ's infallible Church.


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Would you agree with this (mine) definition of Sacred Traditon.

Sacred Traditon are those teachings of Jesus(regarding binding public revelation) that were given, preached and practiced before the death of the last apostle, that are either not explicitly in Sacred scripture, or are not in Scripture at all. These teachings are preserved and taught by Christ's infallible Church.


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'Before' Scriptures, 'we' were already breaking bread and PARTAKING in The Eucharist, Baptizing with water, etc...

Otherwise, reasonably sound, I feel.

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Old Aug 19, '08, 11:43 pm
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Question Sacred Tradition

Roger << Sacred Traditon are those teachings of Jesus (regarding binding public revelation) that were given before the death of the last apostle, that are either not explicitly in Sacred scripture, or are not in Scripture at all. >>

That's one possible definition, although I think the Catechism seems to say Sacred Tradition is simply a larger source of revelation that includes Sacred Scripture. At first, everything was Sacred Tradition (as poster above noted), then a few decades into the Church SOME of that Sacred Tradition was written down. There is overlap then between Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture.

If one accepts "material sufficiency" then you can say virtually ALL of that Sacred Tradition was written down in Scripture, except for some practices and customs like prayer for the dead, infant baptism, parts of the liturgy, etc.

I like Mark Shea's definition he used on his Journey Home appearance (I think also in his book on the topic):

Sacred Tradition is the common teaching, common life, and common worship of the Church. Nice short definition without saying where the tradition comes from, but obviously initially from Jesus and His apostles, and then passed on or handed down.

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What's wrong with just using the definition provided in the Catechism?

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"And [Holy] Tradition transmits in its entirety the Word of God which has been entrusted to the apostles by Christ the Lord and the Holy Spirit. It transmits it to the successors of the apostles so that, enlightened by the Spirit of truth, they may faithfully preserve, expound and spread it abroad by their preaching."
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Would you agree with this (mine) definition of Sacred Traditon.

Sacred Traditon are those teachings of Jesus(regarding binding public revelation) that were given before the death of the last apostle, that are either not explicitly in Sacred scripture, or are not in Scripture at all. These teachings are preserved and taught by Christ's infallible Church.


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The only thing is that Sacred Scripture comes from Sacred Tradition so you can not disassociate them.

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