Matakov Konstantin Anatol'evich Bryansk State Academician I. G. Petrovski University
Abstract. The article reveals the essence of the Sola Scriptura principle in the theology of early Reformation. The author points out that this principle represented critical attitude to Catholic understanding of the ecclesiastical tradition and the Bible’s dominant role in Protestantism. However, it should be noted that the major Reformation theologians, accentuating the Scripture’s importance, at the same time emphasized the role of the ecclesiastical norm and liturgical tradition while interpreting the Holy Scripture, and, consequently, created their own Protestant tradition. Thus, the Sola Scriptura principle turned out to be inherently contradictive.
Key words and phrases: протестантизм, Реформация, богословие, церковь, Писание, католичество, религия, Protestantism, Reformation, theology, church, Scripture, Catholicism, religion.
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Antonii Surozhskii, mitropolit. Trudy. M.: Praktika, 2002. 1002 s.