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Tradition as Collective Memory: A Theological Task to Be Tackled

O'Collins, Gerald and Braithwaite, David (2015) Tradition as Collective Memory: A Theological Task to Be Tackled. Theological Studies, 76 (1). pp. 29-42. ISSN 0040-5639

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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.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: collective memory, Congar, John Paul II, Ratzinger, tradition
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 01:41
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 01:59
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2143

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