Week 2 - Scripture and Tradition (p.29-56)

Regarding the fourfold way of reading Scripture (p.39 point 117 Catechism)
“The Letter tells the deeds of the past, Allegory what to believe thou hast
The Moral tells what thou must do, Anagogy the higher path to pursue.”
-Dr. Karlfried Froehlich’s translation of the Latin rhyme in the Cat.

“I was glad too that at last I had been shown how to interpret the ancient Scriptures of the law and the prophets in a different light from that which had previously made them seem absurd, when I used to criticize your saints for holding beliefs which they had never really held at all. I was pleased to hear that in his sermons to the people Ambrose often repeated the text: The written law inflicts death, whereas the spiritual law brings life (II Cor. 3:6).”
- Augustine’s Confessions Book VI (p.116 Penguin Classic)

"Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around."
-G.K. Chesterton Orthodoxy

“It is clear, therefore, that sacred tradition, Sacred Scripture and the teaching authority of the Church, in accord with God's most wise design, are so linked and joined together that one cannot stand without the others, and that all together and each in its own way under the action of the one Holy Spirit contribute effectively to the salvation of souls.”
-Dei Verbum (document of the 2nd Vatican Council)

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