I am listening to a lecture by a priest and he explains that the ‘Tradition’ of the Church has it’s roots in Jesus who gave it to the Apostles who in turn passed it to their disciples who passed it to their disciple all the way to the present time.
Strictly speaking then, the writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas (and a serious error it has due to the fact that he used Aristotle’s thinking to demonstrate that Christianity is rational and logical) are not part of Church Tradition although it is of catholic tradition. Correct?
If so, then the writings of the mystics of the medieval ages and everything that we have come to know through venues other than rooted in Jesus from His time on earth which He passed on to the Apostle are not part of the Traditions of the Church. Correct?
Have the exact teachings been documented that constitute the Traditions (with a capital ‘t’) of the Church?