How Protestants, Orthodox, Magisterialists, and Traditionalists Differ on the Three Pillars of Christianity

Historically and theologically, there are three “pillars” of Catholicism: Scripture, Tradition, and Magisterium. All are necessary; all are mutually implicated; and none of them is absolute, in the sense that it can be taken as greater in every respect than the others. Each is first but in a different way. There is an almost Trinitarian perichoresis or circumincessio among them.

Protestants exalt Scripture to the extent of denying or minimizing the other two. As a result, even Scripture is…

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