Scripture and Tradition: What the Bible Really Says
Publisher Baker Academic
In some of the church's history, Scripture has been pitted against tradition and vice versa. Prominent New Testament scholar Edith Humphrey, who understands the issue from both Protestant and Catholic/Orthodox perspectives, revisits this perennial point of tension. She demonstrates that the Bible itself reveals the importance of tradition, exploring how the Gospels, Acts, and the Epistles show Jesus and the apostles claiming the authority of tradition as God's Word, both written and spoken. Arguing that Scripture and tradition are not in opposition but are necessarily and inextricably intertwined, Humphrey defends tradition as God's gift to the church. She also works to dismantle rigid views of sola scriptura while holding a high view of Scripture's authority.
- 1. Lost in Translation?
- 2. Deadly Traditions: The Bible, the Rabbis, Jesus, and St. Paul
- 3. The Apostles, the Word, and the Letter
- 4. The Blessed Delivery: Receiving in Both Directions
- 5. Tradition as God's Personal Gift
- 6. Holy Tradition vs. Human Traditions: Discerning the Difference Today