Yes, but the concept of using the bible as pure sourcebook is a modern one, dating from the protestant reformation period of time.

Yes, but the concept of using the bible as pure sourcebook is a modern one, dating from the protestant reformation period of time.

Prior to that, the Bible was a set of books (collected together, ratified at the first ecumenical council), along with other books as well, which together were a part of a civilization – the Christianized Roman Empire, centered around Byzantium for around 900 years.

Within that living tradition, a number of laws that were Christian inspired modifications of Roman law, set some things that were Christian in basis, thanks to Justianian I and the Empress Theodora in the 6th century.

Now flash forward to “Let’s start from scratch protestantism”, and the idea of using the Bible-as-only source material outside of a tradition (a novel tradition in fact), is kind of strange when you think about it.

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