Thursday, January 29, 2015

Are You Sola Scriptura, Prima Scriptura, or Sola Ecclesia?

Came across an interesting article today...



  1. Interesting read. I appreciated that the author didn't create a straw man of 'sola scriptura' as so many others do:

    "Sola scriptura acknowledges the presence and permits the use of history, language, contextual study, patristics and scholars. However, what it does teach is that all of this is held to the standard of scripture and scripture alone. The writings of godly theologians, the decisions of councils, and traditions claimed to have been passed down through the ages – while not necessarily useless in and of themselves – do not get to trump the writings of scripture. God’s word has the final say."

  2. I'm having a little trouble understanding the distinction between the three positions. It seems like they all use a blend of Scripture and tradition...? I'll need to do more reading on the subject I guess.

  3. I like the idea of having the flowchart. This helps to see what ideas the author is presenting. Pictures are less ambiguous than words. That said, not sure I completely understand his flowchart.

    Think I'll do a post later that illustrates in flow-chart form the different approaches to rabbinic tradition within One Law. It'll be an attempt to understand where different folks are coming from and to see if we can find some common ground.