Monday, February 25, 2019

Which tradition?

I AM A TRADITIONALIST; THEREFORE, I AM by Aristotle Papanikolaou

Papanikolaou makes use of MacIntyre regarding traditions; but shouldn't he distinguish between different ecclesial traditions? There is Sacred Tradition (or the Orthodox equivalent) and then there are theological traditions. There may also be theological opinions about moral teaching but that doesn't mean that those opinions do not reflect the Natural Law. Does Papanikolaou accept that there is a Natural Law? What is his take on the moral law as revealed in the Old Testament?

For those who seek to innovate, they must meet the burden of proof.

And there is also the question of what in the Byzantine tradition reflects Sacred tradition and what does not (female deacons, as opposed to