Summary: In the first place an opportunity is provided to structure more effectively the relationships between active and passive Tradition. The history of this fundamental element of Christian revelation, which is the Tradition, has always retained a role which is decisively primary. Secondly, we shall be in a position to establish and positively to evaluate the enrichment which the passive Tradition offers to faith.
Key words: Revelation, Scripture, faith, obedientia fidei, objective Tradition, active Tradition, passive Tradition.
Parole chiave: Rivelazione, Scrittura, fede, obedientia fidei, Tradizione oggettiva, Tradizione attiva, Tradizione passiva.