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Published: 08 November 2018

160 Pages


ISBN: 9780198830306

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Understanding Christian Tradition

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

  • Written in a clear and accessible style, O'Collins establishes the ecumenical consensus on tradition to take readers beyond old controversies
  • Drawing on the findings of sociologists, this work shows the difference that tradition makes in human and religious life
  • Sets out the central characteristics of tradition, particularly its relationship to and distinction from culture
  • Deals with the challenge of discerning and reforming particular traditions
  • Includes an appendix which shows how modern studies of memory—above all, collective memory—can illuminate ways in which tradition works to maintain Christian identity and continuity

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