Εμφάνιση αναρτήσεων με ετικέτα Marcus Plested. Εμφάνιση όλων των αναρτήσεων
Εμφάνιση αναρτήσεων με ετικέτα Marcus Plested. Εμφάνιση όλων των αναρτήσεων

Τρίτη, 30 Μαΐου 2017

BETWEEN RIGORISM AND RELATIVISM: THE GIVENNESS OF TRADITION

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Marcus Plested Associate Professor of Theology at Marquette University.
Tradition is the central problematic of modern Orthodox theology. We are a Church that takes tradition seriously. Where disagreements arise these tend to revolve around questions of fidelity to tradition. What does it mean to be faithful to the tradition of the Church? Just how free may we be with relation to the tradition of the Church?  I suggest that there are two main errors to avoid when tackling this controverted question – rigorism and relativism. Tradition, I argue, should be embraced in its totality and not selectively discarded or selectively defended.