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Request for comments …, my cover letter (continued 3)

On the other hand, the Church cannot depend on the coincidental results of historical science.

Sea Lizard, Fernandina, Galapagos August 1989
Sea Lizard, Fernandina, Galapagos August 1989

The cultural identity of Christians is based on the universal Christian and denominational traditions to which the churches, with their religious and ethical heritage, are committed and which they must carefully adapt to the ever-present situation. It would be wrong if the Jesushistorians wanted to act as the new masters of the Christian faith.

 

Perhaps the Catholics here are a little better, because they have always regarded the church tradition alongside the Bible as a yardstick of faith, while in the case of the Protestants some, inspired by Luther’s “sola scriptura”, think that they must constantly reform the present church on the basis of the latest results of Gospel research.

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