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FERNANDEZ E., P. Samuel. Regulæ fidei et rationis: Tradición, razón y Escritura en los primeros siglos. Teol. vida [online]. 2005, vol.46, n.1-2, pp.103-121. ISSN 0049-3449.

The article looks into the relationship between regula fidei, reason and Scripture during the first three centuries of the Christian era. During these centuries the canon of the New Testament and the early biblical hermeneutic criteria were established. In the first part, the article presents extreme cases of biblical interpretation, taken from various settings, which clearly reveal the relevance of the rule of faith and reason as the foundation for understanding the biblical texts. Then the author, following Tertullian and Irineus, moves on to look at the way they understood the relation between Tradition and Scripture. This investigation proves the necessity and prominent role of the pre-comprehension (doctrinal and rational) in the process of the biblical interpretation. Every exegete understands the Scripture from his own doctrinal and rational convictions and from the text's own demands. The tradition, which in the catholic context is expressed by means of the rule of faith, acquires greater importance than the one usually assigned, and shows the insufficiency of the of the 'Sola Scriptura' endevour

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