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Scripture and Tradition: What the Bible Really Says

Scripture and Tradition: What the Bible Really Says

Scripture and Tradition: What the Bible Really Says

Scripture and Tradition: What the Bible Really Says


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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801039836
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/15/2013
Series: Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Edith M. Humphrey (PhD, McGill University) is the William F. Orr Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the author of several books, including Grand Entrance: Worship on Earth as in Heaven and Ecstasy and Intimacy: When the Holy Spirit Meets the Human Spirit, and of numerous articles on the literary and rhetorical study of the Bible.

Table of Contents

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 versus Human Traditions: Discerning the Difference Today

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