The saving revelation of Christ that has been given to the church, especially as known through biblical witness and tradition. The deposit of faith is to be upheld and proclaimed by the church. This requires fidelity to the received tradition, willingness to rediscover continually the truth of the Christian faith in each time and situation of the Church's life, and evangelical zeal to share the faith with others. See Salvation; see Tradition.
Deposit of Faith, The
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