Dynamic Church Tradition

“The Church that buries its head in the sands of its own “orthodoxy”, refusing to confront this new theological and philosophical thought, is not being true to its own tradition: to its real orthodoxy. Tradition… is something that begins with the present and looks both backward and forward; it is as a living tree with its roots in the past, currently concerned with the fruits of next year’s crop.”

Thornton, Martin, The Rock and The River: An Encounter Between Traditional Spirituality and Modern Thought, London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1965, p.14.

 

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