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The democratic remaking of faith

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A priest friend pointed me to this challenging orthodox reflection on the contamination of tradition understandings of faith and the relationship between the created and the creator by democratic principles.  Our love of democracy leads us to conclude that our faith is constituted similarly…we decide, we control, and the meaning of Scripture is subserviant to our interpretation, because we are the ultimate authority.

Today, in contemporary Christianity, it is said that “every man is a Pope.” Whereas a few generations ago, people asserted that the Bible alone had authority, today, that, too, has been overthrown. Each person is his own authority. And I will add, that if every person is his own authority, then there is no authority.

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Written by sameo416

February 5, 2017 at 7:46 pm

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