Tradition : understanding Christian tradition (eBook, 2018) []
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Tradition : understanding Christian tradition

Tradition : understanding Christian tradition

Author: Gerald O'Collins
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
A 1963 report on tradition from the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches signalled a substantial convergence between the churches over Christian tradition and its relationship to Scripture. However, since the 1960s theologians have regularly ignored the theme of tradition. The few who have discussed this theme have not used the help provided by some sociologists towards understanding the role  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald O'Collins
ISBN: 9780191868597 0191868590 9780192565983 0192565982
OCLC Number: 1048940406
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The background for discussing Christian tradition --
Tradition and human life --
Revelation, tradition, and culture --
Transmission of tradition, the Sensus Fidelium, and the Holy Spirit --
Tradition and scripture --
Discerning particular traditions --
Achievements and conclusions.
Responsibility: Gerald O'Collins, SJ.


Drawing on the work of sociologists, O'Collins breaks new ground in the theology of tradition. He illustrates the all-pervasive presence of traditions and presents the risen Christ as the tradition.  Read more...


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O'Collins places his work in the centre ground of Christian theological education to achieve the widest usefulness... His argument is steady, unswerving and convincing. His chosen tool, so to speak, Read more...

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