“Will the 21st Be the Orthodox Century? Fascination with the Great Tradition may signal deep changes for both evangelicals and the Orthodox.” Reflections at Christianity Today by Bradley Nassif.
The problem with the usual Protestant approach to the Great Tradition, however, is the gaps and inconsistencies in retrieval efforts. To many, the Great Tradition is like a library, a place you go to pick out the books you find most helpful. You can discard the ones that no longer seem relevant, while choosing the ones that have proven to be of lasting value.