Sunday, September 20, 2015

Unacknowledged magisteria

"from the moment men on principle reject and persist in rejecting the authority of the traditional Church as contrary to that of the Word of God, the recognition they do in fact give to the authority of the interpretation of Scripture made by one or the other great religious personality, and of one or the other organization that strives to uphold that interpretation, are perforce no more than grudging and shamefaced."

     Louis Bouyer, The word, church, and sacraments in Protestantism and Catholicism, trans. A. V. Littledale (San Francisco:  Ignatius Press, 2004 [1961, 1960]), 46, italics mine.

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