The Meaning of Tradition eBook ↠ The Meaning ePUB

The Meaning of Tradition eBook ↠ The Meaning  ePUB
  • Paperback
  • 172 pages
  • The Meaning of Tradition
  • Yves Congar
  • English
  • 07 July 2017
  • 158617021X

The Meaning of Tradition❰Read❯ ➪ The Meaning of Tradition Author Yves Congar – Essayreview.co.uk Some Christians claim to reject Tradition in preference to a supposedly Bible only Christianity Catholics, on the other hand, venerate Tradition, yet often without adequately understanding it In this Some Christians claim to reject Tradition in preference to a supposedly Bible only Christianity Catholics, on the other hand, venerate Tradition, yet often without adequately understanding it In this masterful book, the great theologian Yves Congar explains why Tradition is an inescapable aspect of a fully biblical Christian faith He explores the various forms of Tradition and discusses the relationship between Scripture and Tradition, as well as the role of the Magisterium of the Church The The Meaning ePUB Ì Meaning of Tradition clears up misconceptions held by many Evangelical Christians and even some Catholics on this important subject Congar s study of Tradition greatly contributed to the teaching of Vatican II and to a deeper appreciation of the Church Fathers.


About the Author: Yves Congar

A French Dominican priest who become one of the most influential theologians of the th century on the topic of the Roman Catholic Church and ecumenism.


10 thoughts on “The Meaning of Tradition

  1. says:

    This is an invaluable summary of Congar s historical investigations of Tradition in the life of the Church Some other reviewers expressed disappointment that Congar did not adequately answer Protestant arguments, but that was never the intent of this book This book should instead be read in contrast with the tendencies that prevailed before Vatican II, which saw the tradition as an inspired teaching Magisterium passing on doctrine to a merely passive listening laity In contrast, Congar shows This is an invaluable summary of Congar s historical investigations of Tradition in the life of the Church Some other reviewers expressed disappointment that Congar did not adequately answer Protestant arguments, but that was never the intent of this book This book should instead be read in contrast with the tendencies that prevailed before Vatican II, which saw the tradition as an inspired teaching Magisterium passing on doctrine to a merely passive listening laity In contrast, Congar shows that the history of the Church has involved adynamic Tradition, developing through the interaction of the laity and the hierarchy The position of Protestantism is present in this book simply to illustrate what Congar is not advocating Tradition is dynamic, and it must involve the laity But unlike the Protestant view, the Catholic understanding of Tradition must also involve the hierarchy In today s Catholic Church, the right wing Catholic Answers needs to better appreciate the laity s role in forming Tradition The left wing Hans Kung , needs to better appreciate the hierarchy s role in forming Tradition

  2. says:

    Phenomenal explanation on what the Church has in mind when she refers to Tradition and how a clear understanding of Tradition has drastic implications for our world today.

  3. says:

    A brilliant book, that I would especially recommend to every Catholic, and in general to anyone interested in Apostolic Christianity What is tradition is it the customs in our homes and communities, or is it somethingWhat does tradition mean in a Christian context What is the role of tradition, what are the sources of tradition, how does tradition relate to other ways of finding and constructing meaning Yves Congar presents brilliant answers to these questions in this book Less than A brilliant book, that I would especially recommend to every Catholic, and in general to anyone interested in Apostolic Christianity What is tradition is it the customs in our homes and communities, or is it somethingWhat does tradition mean in a Christian context What is the role of tradition, what are the sources of tradition, how does tradition relate to other ways of finding and constructing meaning Yves Congar presents brilliant answers to these questions in this book Less than 200 pages, this book is a pretty quick read, and the translator used crisp, clear language to convey the author s meaning I plan to read it again next month

  4. says:

    As an explanation of tradition, this is a good book that is farreadable than his two volume work on Tradition and Traditions and as an introduction I would give it 4 5 As a defence of the Roman Catholic principle of tradition alongside Scripture, I did not find it as convincing Admittedly, successive Christian generations are always inheriting practices and beliefs from our spiritual ancestors Many of these are excellent for deepening our devotional life, worshiping God and evangelizi As an explanation of tradition, this is a good book that is farreadable than his two volume work on Tradition and Traditions and as an introduction I would give it 4 5 As a defence of the Roman Catholic principle of tradition alongside Scripture, I did not find it as convincing Admittedly, successive Christian generations are always inheriting practices and beliefs from our spiritual ancestors Many of these are excellent for deepening our devotional life, worshiping God and evangelizing the nations and they create a familiar, established Christian ethos while Congar focuses on the Catholic spirit I believe there is a certain Christian ethos shared by the three main streams of Christianity In this sense, every Christian can affirm traditions It is very important for Christians today to consult what our spiritual ancestors thought about issues such as the family, sanctification, etcBut certain doctrines promulgated by tradition and its judge, the Magisterium, will inevitably cause friction within the greater Christian Church One of the most well known dogmas derived from tradition is the Immaculate Conception which Congar attributes to the practices of the laity, thereby including them in the process and progress of tradition, as opposed to tradition being held in monopoly by the ecclesiastical elites a thought on this if Marian dogmas were only finally established because of the insistence of the laity, how do we respond to evangelical Protestant laity who have developed their own, perhaps sentimental, traditions One of the excellent points Congar makes in defence of tradition is that the Christian Church is constantly needing to re proclaim eternal truths in light of changing contexts proclamation and practice in the fourth century Church looks different from that in the twelfth century and from that in the twenty first century Congar is speaking like a postmodern here However, there are some limitations when Congar suggests believers can communicate the faith via simple symbols such as the sign of the cross explanation will be needed, depending upon the ignorance or knowledge of the audience particularly since every Christian is called to spread the Gospel think of Philip and the eunuch who needed an explanation In offering a defence of tradition, I would have liked Congar to use better examples of doctrines that require tradition to defend them and that are crucial to the faith unlike Marian doctrines Perhaps it s that I will simply always disagree with the distinctive Catholic traditions affirmed All in all, a good guide on the Catholic principle of tradition and traditions

  5. says:

    Yves Congar 1904 1995 is a giant of Catholic ecclesiology This work here provides a lucid, passionate, and eminently readable introduction to Tradition, the Church, and the Scriptures Congar argues that tradition is the life of the Church, as she is filled by the Spirit, in order to faithfully meet the challenges of the future This deposit made once and for all by the Apostles, who received it from Christ, is passed down from generation to generation, and though its content does not change, Yves Congar 1904 1995 is a giant of Catholic ecclesiology This work here provides a lucid, passionate, and eminently readable introduction to Tradition, the Church, and the Scriptures Congar argues that tradition is the life of the Church, as she is filled by the Spirit, in order to faithfully meet the challenges of the future This deposit made once and for all by the Apostles, who received it from Christ, is passed down from generation to generation, and though its content does not change, this tradition does not remain static for it is the lived self understanding of the Church in history Congar offers intelligent critiques of Protestants like myself along the way, and while he certainly hasn t assuaged all my fears, his work is compelling and he is certainly required reading for anyone serious about understanding what it means to be a part of the Church and her Tradition

  6. says:

    I would suspect that this book would be of most value to Catholics All of us have heard that unlike the Protestants, Catholics do not rely solely on Scripture but on Tradition Personally I always had a vague idea of what tradition meant Now reading Congar s book I realize how essential Tradition is to the Church and being a Catholic.My advice Is read it slow Do not be concerned about rereading for clarity I think Congar has done a good a job as anyone could in explaining this to laypeople I would suspect that this book would be of most value to Catholics All of us have heard that unlike the Protestants, Catholics do not rely solely on Scripture but on Tradition Personally I always had a vague idea of what tradition meant Now reading Congar s book I realize how essential Tradition is to the Church and being a Catholic.My advice Is read it slow Do not be concerned about rereading for clarity I think Congar has done a good a job as anyone could in explaining this to laypeople but the subject is complicated so it can only be simplified so much But it s well worth the work Guaranteed to have many Aha moments

  7. says:

    from the book jacket The most important Catholic publishing project of our timeinternational in scope, comprehensive in concept, written for every intelligent Catholica monument to Catholic scholarship and faith in the Twentieth Century Hailed by Catholic scholars on both sides of the Atlantic, it has been praised by L Osservatore Romano as a new means of conveying religious culturewhich should bring Catholics much spiritual joy Awarded the Thomas More Association Mfrom the book jacket The most important Catholic publishing project of our timeinternational in scope, comprehensive in concept, written for every intelligent Catholica monument to Catholic scholarship and faith in the Twentieth Century Hailed by Catholic scholars on both sides of the Atlantic, it has been praised by L Osservatore Romano as a new means of conveying religious culturewhich should bring Catholics much spiritual joy Awarded the Thomas More Association Medal for the most distinguished contribution to Catholic publishing during 1958.

  8. says:

    It was a tough read it explains tradition and its relationship to scripture and the Magisterium of the Church It brings in the protestant viewpoint of sola scriptura I waded through it and came out unscathed and better informed There were moments of overwhelming drowsiness however Congar was an importantl power in Vatican II and one of the great theologians of this era IMHO It is short 172 pages.

  9. says:

    Probably only of interest to Catholics, but if you want to understand what the Roman Church means by Tradition and why it is held equal to Scripture, then this is a must read.Stand up for Vatican II.

  10. says:

    A careful explanation and anuanced position, than expected.

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