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Salvo 43

Salvo 43

Column: Archives — Topic: ChristianitySalvo #43

The Real Jesus?

Reading the Gospels Without Prejudice Isn't So Easy by Cameron Wybrow

A discussion going back centuries concerns the relationship between Scripture and Tradition. Does the text of the Bible, taken by itself, teach the same thing as the tradition which has interpreted it? Or has tradition supplemented or even distorted the teaching of the text? And what would Christianity look like if it were based on "the text alone"?

In two powerful old books, literary giants George Bernard Shaw and Gilbert Keith Chesterton took up this question. Shaw's discussion is found in the . . .


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