Monday, November 12, 2012

On Paradigms Protestant and Catholic

What Jason Stellman is laying out here is critical to Catholic-Protestant dialogue.

Read the article here: On Paradigms Protestant and Catholic

"Here’s why this matters: If the NT was birthed by an already-existing apostolic tradition, then the question, “Can I make this passage fit my theology?” is the wrong question (especially since, as noted above, its answer is almost always “Yes”). A better question, I came to realize, would be, “Would someone who holds my theological paradigm actually say something like this?” And if the answer is “No,” then the follow-up question must be, “What prior-held theological paradigm would most likely give rise to a statement like this?""

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