Modes of Transmitting Authoritative Doctrine

One of the major differences which arise among Christian denominations is the method by which authoritative doctrine is revealed. The next three chapters discuss how the Catholic Church views this process. There are two modes for one stream of revelation:

The Church’s teaching authority, magisterium, is the method by which the Holy Spirit guides the Church in truth handling.


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