", by the Catholic theologians Todd A. Salzmann and Michael G. Lawler. I stress here, "a first reading", as I have no doubt that this will be for me one of those foundational texts that I return to again and again. After just an introductory acquaintance, I have no intention of attempting here any kind of formal assessment or review, but I do want to share some preliminary thoughts, some of which I propose to expand into full posts a little later.
"Not everything that exists in the Church must for that reason be also a legitimate tradition.... There is a distorting tradition as well as a legitimate tradition, ....[and] ...consequently tradition must not be considered only affirmatively but also critically."