The ancient church operated on a doctrine of reserve, which Newman explains here.
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The Church, in its long journey through time, faces problems which are often insoluble, but on a longer view, it is guided and protected by the Spirit.
Newman's translation of Bishop Andrews' reflections on human frailty - a moving meditation.
This second extract from Keble's 1837 sermon, illustrates perfectly the Tractarian view of the importance of Tradition.