Sensus fidei [Sense of the Faith] in the Life of the Church

on June 24th, 2014 by admin | No Comments »

The sensus fidei, the ‘sense of the faith’ which all the faithful participate in through their baptism, is an ecumenically important theme.  Affirmed by all traditions and with a clear biblical basis (e.g., 1 John 2:27), it is also at the heart of Reformation arguments about the capacity of the church as a whole to judge doctrinal teaching.  The Catholic Church’s International Theological Commission, an advisory body appointed by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has just released a new statement on sensus fidei, which can be found here.  It should be of ecumenical interest.

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