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46) All too often the indefectibility of the church is protected, and the cost is inadequate repentance.
And this living fidelity was linked to the Church's indefectibility.
Another, under the interesting heading, "the magisterium of the Church and the magisterium of history," paves the way toward a better distinction between infallibility and indefectibility.
And furthermore, in the generation and transmission of the Christian tradition, the orthodox affirmation of divine inspiration, indefectibility, and infallibility must allow for a greater receptivity to the Spirit working through human creativity and criticism in the traditioning process.