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    Wednesdays With Words: John Senior’s The Death of Christian Culture

    January 8, 2014 by Brandy Vencel

    The Death of Christian Culture
    by John Senior

    The identification of the traditional with the conventional is, of course, as old as sophistry and often serves as an opening for change.

    But Christ Himself said, “Omnia mihi tradita sunt a Patre meo.” Christian doctrine is not the result of convention, though it is indeed traditional: “All things have been handed down to me by the Father.” {p. 2}

     

    We are here at the first of the first principles. A definition that includes its contradictory is not a definition at all. {p. 5}

     

    The only rational way for Protestants and Catholics to get along together is to practice the difficult virtue of tolerance — not to falsify their claims by ambiguities. {p. 5}

     

    Fascinating read, so far.

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  • Reply dawn April 20, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Pretty certain I’m not smart enough for John Senior. I do find that the edges are where Catholic friends and I rub wrongly, but seeking that center, the Logos, the mere Christianity, is where we can meet unhindered.

  • Reply Cindy Rollins January 8, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    That first quote is basically my new theme in life. Love John Senior. As a Protestant it has been interesting to me how many kindred spirits I have among Catholic moms and I find that Twitter definitely thinks I am Catholic because of the many Pro-life people I follow.

    • Reply Brandy Vencel January 16, 2014 at 4:16 am

      I know what you mean! I’m pretty sure Twitter thinks I am Catholic, too. 🙂

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