Traditionalists and liberals

From Ratzinger’s Faith: The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI by Tracey Rowland.

In addition to those who attack the whole notion of Tradition there are those who to some degree accept it but who do not allow it to develop organically. They want to cut off its validity at some particular point. Here he [Ratzinger] speaks of the problem of liberal and conservative archeologisms. For liberals it is often a case of no longer being satisfied with limiting Tradition to what can be dredged out of the Scriptures. They regard with suspicion everything that comes after St Paul. For traditionalists the cut-off is often the papacy of Pius X (1905-1914), or even the Council of Trent (1545-1563). (55)

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