SCRIPTURE-TRADITION-CHURCH IN ORTHODOXY AND PROTESTANTISM
The St. Scripture and St. Tradition have the same value and authority, they are two forms of communicating the revealed truth, inseparable, complementary. In essence, the content of the St. Scripture and of the St. Traditions is identical, so the St. Tradition cannot be placed in opposition to Scripture, unless its being is altered. Between Scripture, Tradition and the Church there is no relation of super-ordination or subordination, but coordination. The way of understanding the Scripture-Tradition ratio by the confessions is reflected in their ecclesiological and soteriological conception. Due to an underestimation of St. Traditions, the lack of an authentic interpretation of the Scripture led inevitably to a misconception about salvation and the Church. The protestants maximize the Scripture, which is the norma normas and minimizes Church, rejecting any extra-biblical authority.