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Scripture and Tradition

by Archbishop Chrysostomos and Bishop Auxentios

ISBN 0–911165–04–5
96 pp.

The relationship between Scripture and Tradition is of great moment in Orthodox theology. Ever since Apostolic times, the proper understanding of Scripture and Tradition was of crucial importance to the Christian Church, and it assumed even greater importance when heretics like Arius began to misuse Scripture to justify their own deviations. This book presents a readable account of what the Fathers have to say about the interpretation of Holy Scripture and the customs, practices, and doctrines handed down to us from the Apostles themselves, and contrasts Orthodox hermeneutics with Biblical interpretation typical of Protestantism and Roman Catholicism.

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About the Authors
The Most Reverend Dr. Chrysostomos is a Senior Scholar at the C.T.O.S. He completed his studies in history (with a concentration in Byzantine historical theology) at the University of California, the Licentiate in Theology at the C.T.O.S., and his graduate study in psychology at Princeton University. He has held professorial posts at the University of California, Ashland Theological Seminary, and Ashland University and visiting professorships at the Theological Institute of Uppsala University (Sweden) and, as a Fulbright Scholar in Romania, at the University of Bucharest, the Alexandru I. Cuza University of Iaşi, and the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism. His Eminence is also former Executive Director of the United States Fulbright Commission in Romania.

The Right Reverend Auxentios, Director of the C.T.O.S., is a graduate of Princeton University. He received the Licentiate in Theology from the C.T.O.S. and the Doctor of Theology degree in Orthodox Liturgics at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.