Tradition as collective memory: A theological task to be tackled

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O'Collins, Gerald and Braithwaite, David. (2015) Tradition as collective memory: A theological task to be tackled. Theological Studies. 76(1), pp. 29 - 42. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040563914565300
AuthorsO'Collins, Gerald and Braithwaite, David
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This article gathers and develops some fragmentary suggestions made by theologians and Pope John Paul II about tradition as the collective memory of the church. In the light of insights coming from anthropology, history, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and sociology, the article proposes twelve ways for enriching a theology of tradition. Modern memory studies can unite and clarify various aspects of a theology of tradition, understood as collective memory.

Year2015
JournalTheological Studies
Journal citation76 (1), pp. 29 - 42
ISSN0040-5639
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0040563914565300
Page range29 - 42
Research GroupSchool of Theology
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