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Religions 2017, 8(6), 105; doi:10.3390/rel8060105

The Reformers and Tradition: Seeing the Roots of the Problem

Theology Department, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH 03102, USA
Academic Editor: Christopher Metress
Received: 10 February 2017 / Revised: 15 May 2017 / Accepted: 15 May 2017 / Published: 31 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Teaching the Reformations)
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Challenges the ideal of scripture vs. tradition as a manner of separating Protestants from Catholics in the early modern period, to argue instead that historians should be setting out a continuum of continuity with the medieval inheritance, and considering our typologies of the Reform movements against that. Then, as we teach the Christian Intellectual Tradition, we can see both genealogical and influential links across the eras, and present a better picture of what was going on in the Era of the Reformations, and through that, come to a greater understanding of the human condition. View Full-Text
Keywords: scripture; tradition; Reformation(s); Reformers; Protestant; Catholic; radical; Martin Luther; John Calvin scripture; tradition; Reformation(s); Reformers; Protestant; Catholic; radical; Martin Luther; John Calvin
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