By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Diagnosis When There Is No Prophecy: Hyperlegalism (a/k/a Hypernomianism)

"When there is no prophecy in the people of God, the void it leaves is filled by clericalism: In fact it is this clericalism that demands of Jesus: ' By what authority do you do these things? By what law?'. And the memory of the promise and hope to move forward will be reduced only to the present: no past, no hopeful future. The present is legal: if it is legal you go forward.”

---Pope Francis, see Vatican Insider link.

The Gospels make the diagnosis. St. Paul views prophecy as the foremost charism. It all adds up biblically.

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