This second extract from Keble's 1837 sermon, illustrates perfectly the Tractarian view of the importance of Tradition.
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Tradition is the life of the Church. Keble, like Pusey and Newman, believed that the Bible could only be approached with the proper spirit of reverence when it as approached not through our fallen intellect alone, but with the eyes of the ancient and undivided Church for which the texts were written and by which they were canonised.
To be made new in Christ is not a comfortable experience.
Tradition is of great importance to Newman, and Tract 34 outlines the reasons why.
Rejecting the view that the stream is clearer the closer to the source, Newman shows how we need to take into account the views of other Christians. He rejects what we would now call 'primitivism' by an appeal to what has been believed everywhere by everyone always; here he begins to examine what that might be.