Saturday, November 10, 2007

Dynamic Tradition

JN1034 has a post today on Holy Tradition as something radically other than static, fixed, and past-oriented. The title summarizes the content:
Holy Tradition — Dynamic Generations of the Holy Spirit, Incessantly Expanding God’s Energies, Forever Constant in Essence
I recommend reading the whole post; it's not very long though the translated text is full of technical Greek theologisms. You will catch the drift at least.

What this brought to my mind concerning tradition (paradosis in Greek) is that Christ did not hand us dogma, he gave us the Spirit ("his own first gift to those who believe" as our Eucharistic Prayer D says).

And that is pretty amazing.

Nothing could be more dynamic or future-oriented.


--the BB

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