Social Science

The Meaning of Tradition

Author: Yves Congar, O.P.

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

View: 883

Some Christians claim to reject Tradition in preference to a supposedly "Bible only" Christianity. Catholics, on the other hand, venerate Tradition, yet often without adequately understanding it. In this masterful book, the great theologian Yves Congar explains why Tradition is an inescapable aspect of a fully biblical Christian faith. He explores the various forms of Tradition and discusses the relationship between Scripture and Tradition, as well as the role of the Magisterium of the Church. The Meaning of Tradition clears up misconceptions held by many Evangelical Christians and even some Catholics on this important subject. Congar's study of Tradition greatly contributed to the teaching of Vatican II and to a deeper appreciation of the Church Fathers.
Religion

The Meaning of Tradition

Author: Yves Congar

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 175

View: 234

Some Christians claim to reject Tradition in preference to a supposedly "Bible only" Christianity. Catholics, on the other hand, venerate Tradition, yet often without adequately understanding it. In this masterful book, the great theologian Yves Congar explains why Tradition is an inescapable aspect of a fully biblical Christian faith. He explores the various forms of Tradition and discusses the relationship between Scripture and Tradition, as well as the role of the Magisterium of the Church. The Meaning of Tradition clears up misconceptions held by many Evangelical Christians and even some Catholics on this important subject. Congar's study of Tradition greatly contributed to the teaching of Vatican II and to a deeper appreciation of the Church Fathers.
Social Science

Tradition

Author: Edward Shils

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

View: 775

Tradition, by esteemed sociologist Edward Shils, was the first book to fully explore the history, significance, and future of tradition as a whole. Intent on questioning the meaning of the antitraditionalist impulse in today's society, Shils argues here that the tendency to distrust and rebel against tradition is at the heart of tradition itself; only through suspicion and defiance does tradition actually move forward. Revealing the importance of tradition to social and political institutions, technology, science, literature, religion, and scholarship, Tradition remains the definitive work on this vital element of our society. "Shils is a man of fabled learning, whose mind purrs powerfully like the moth at dusk. I hesitate to use the word conservative of him because it misses the central concern of his work, which is not conservatism, but the conservation of those human resources and achievements which are richest, and matter most."—David A. Martin, Times Literary Supplement "Tradition is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject that encompasses the totality of tradition in all its multifaceted variables and functions. . . . It is a landmark analytical and theoretical sociological study that not only fills a need but also provides a basic model and impetus for further research."—H. Leon Abrams Jr., Sociology
Philosophy

The Only Tradition

Author: William W. Quinn

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 319

Examines the first principles of the perennial philosophy or ancient wisdom tradition as expressed in the writings of its great exponents, Rene Guenon and Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, and offers a critique of the West from the standpoint of traditional principles.
Biography & Autobiography

Yves Congar

Author: Gabriel Flynn

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 503

View: 334

"No theologian of the twentieth century is more deserving of a commemorative volume than Yves Congar.The present symposium commends itself by the high quality of the multinational group of scholars contributing to it".--Quatrième de couverture.
Religion

Origen's Doctrine of Tradition

Author: R.P.C. Hanson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 607

An examination of Origen's interpretation of the Bible cannot be properly undertaken until his attitude to tradition, in its broadest sense, has been fully explored. This study may therefore be considered as a necessary preliminary to a full study of Origen's attitude to the Bible. from the Preface
Philosophy

Tradition and Modernity

Author: Kwame Gyekye

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

View: 906

In this important and pioneering book, Kwame Gyekye examines postcolonial African experience from a viewpoint receptive to aspects of both traditional African cultures and Western political and moral theory. African people, in their attempt to evolve ways of life compatible with an increasingly globalized world cultural, intellectual, and political scene, face a number of unique societal challenges, some stemming, Gyekye argues, from traditional African values and practices, others representing the legacy of European colonialism. Enlisting Western political and philosophic concepts to clear, comparative advantage, Gyekye addresses a wide range of concrete problems afflicting postcolonial African states, such as ethnicity and nation- building, the relationship of tradition to modernity, the relationship of the nation-state to community, the nature of political authority and political legitimation, political corruption, and the threat to traditional moral and social values, practices, and institutions in the wake of rapid social change. With striking flexibility and rare insight, Gyekye assesses the value of both traditional and non-African cultural components for the future of African societies and proposes alternative social and political models capable of forging a modernity appropriate for Africa. The resulting book, Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience, is a brilliant new contribution to postcolonial theory and will be of deep interest to scholars of political and moral philosophy, cultural studies, and African philosophy and politics, and to anyone else concerned with the efforts of non-Western societies to properly modernize.
Philosophy

Tradition Vs. Traditionalism

Author:

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 219

View: 360

This book is a first attempt to examine the thought of key contemporary Jewish thinkers on the meaning of tradition in the context of two models. The classic model assumes that tradition reflects lack of dynamism and reflectiveness, and the present¿s unqualified submission to the past. This view, however, is an image that the modernist ethos has ascribed to the tradition so as to remove it from modern existence. In the alternative model, a living tradition emerges as open and dynamic, developing through an ongoing dialogue between present and past. The Jewish philosophers discussed in this work¿Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, David Hartman, and Eliezer Goldman¿ascribe compelling canonic status to the tradition, and the analysis of their thought discloses the tension between these two models. The book carefully traces the course they have plotted along the various interpretations of tradition through their approach to Scripture and to Halakhah. Contents Editorial Foreword Introduction Returning to Tradition: Paradox or Challenge The Tense Encounter with Modernity Soloveitchik: Jewish Thought Confronts Modernity Compartmentalization: From Ernst Simon to Yeshayahu Leibowitz The Harmonic Encounter with Modernity Religious Commitment in a Secularized World: Eliezer Goldman David Hartman: Renewing the Covenant Between Old and New: Judaism as Interpretation Scripture in the Thought of Leibowitz and Soloveitchik Halakhah in the Thought of Leibowitz and Soloveitchik Eliezer Goldman: Judaism as Interpretation Epilogue ¿My Name¿s my Donors¿ Name¿ Notes Bibliography About the Author Index
Social Science

The Meaning of General Theoretical Sociology

Author: Thomas J. Fararo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

View: 647

This book sets out a generative structuralist conception of general theoretical sociology; its philosophy, its problems, and its methods. The field is defined as a comprehensive research tradition with many intersecting subtraditions that share conceptual components.
Religion

Historicizing "Tradition" in the Study of Religion

Author: Steven Engler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 401

View: 125

Diese Aufsatzsammlung analysiert ‚Tradition' als Kategorie der historischen und vergleichenden Religionswissenschaft. Ausgehend von der Prämisse, viele Traditionen seien, zumindest teilweise, gesellschaftliche Erfindungen, die oftmals ideologischen Sonderinteressen dienen, wird eine große Vielfalt von Religionen und historischer Epochen behandelt.
Social Science

Questions of Tradition

Author: Mark Salber Phillips

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

View: 582

Tradition is a central concern for a wide range of academic disciplines interested in problems of transmitting culture across generations. Yet, the concept itself has received remarkably little analysis. A substantial literature has grown up around the notion of 'invented tradition, ' but no clear concept of tradition is to be found in these writings; since the very notion of 'invented tradition' presupposes a prior concept of tradition and is empty without one, this debunking usage has done as much to obscure the idea as to clarify it. In the absence of a shared concept, the various disciplines have created their own vocabularies to address the subject. Useful as they are, these specialized vocabularies (of which the best known include hybridity, canonicity, diaspora, paradigm, and contact zones) separate the disciplines and therefore necessarily create only a collection of parochial and disjointed approaches. Until now, there has been no concerted attempt to put the various disciplines in conversation with one another around the problem of tradition. Combining discussions of the idea of tradition by major scholars from a variety of disciplines with synoptic, synthesizing essays, Questions of Tradition will initiate a renewal of interest in this vital subject.
Religion

The Hermeneutics of Tradition

Author: Craig Hovey

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 310

The Hermeneutics of Tradition presents the latest scholarship on tradition as a concept and reality in the development of Christian cultures. One aim is to show that traditions are upheld, communicated, and developed within a recognizable set of interpretive guidelines (or rules) and that analysis of these sets both requires and reveals a "hermeneutics of tradition." The work of the authors included here presents the precarious integrity of traditions and the often tenuous hold upon those traditions exercised by the hermeneutics that drive dynamics of preservation and change. As scholars and religious worshippers continue ancient traditions of receiving strangers with generous hospitality, the coherence of tradition serves conversations about where our true differences lie.
Religion

Evil and the Augustinian Tradition

Author: Charles T. Mathewes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 271

View: 719

This explores the 'family biography' of the Augustinian tradition by looking at Augustine's work and its development in the writings of Hannah Arendt and Reinhold Niebuhr. Mathewes argues that the Augustinian tradition offers us a powerful, though commonly misconstrued, proposal for understanding and responding to evil's challenges. The book casts light on Augustine, Niebuhr and Arendt, as well as on the problem of evil, the nature of tradition, and the role of theological and ethical discourse in contemporary thought.
Religion

Traditioning Disciples

Author: Colleen Mary Mallon OP, PhD

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 292

View: 320

In a globalized world and an "age that cannot name itself," how do Christian communities sustain a recognizable gospel identity? How might examining tradition and identity formation from both theology and cultural anthropology help churches approach the challenges of being a follower of Jesus today? With these questions in focus, Colleen Mallon studies symbol systems in the works of anthropologists Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, and Clifford Geertz and places her findings in dialogue with a "thick description" of discipleship gleaned from the great Roman Catholic ecclesiologist Yves Congar, OP. The result is a reflection on gospel identity that will be invaluable to Christian ministers, missioners, and students of theology interested in the social and theological processes of disciple formation.
Philosophy

Heidegger and the Tradition

Author: Werner Marx

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

View: 697

A view of Heidegger's divergence from the traditional philosophies of reason.
Social Science

The Witness of Tradition

Author: Martinus Adrianus Beek

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 137

View: 371

Religion

Alasdair MacIntyre, George Lindbeck, and the Nature of Tradition

Author: David Trenery

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 972

What should we believe, and why should we believe it? This book addresses these questions through a critical exposition of the work of the contemporary philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre and of the theologian George Lindbeck, the father of postliberal theology. The book argues that MacIntyre's philosophical development can be seen as a response to the question of how belief in a comprehensive metaphysical system can be justified. Such a system provides its believers with an account of the nature of the universe and human nature, and a basis for their ethical reasoning and action. The book draws on Lindbeck's cultural-linguistic account of religion to argue that such a system is primarily a way of interpreting the world and the place of humanity within it, rather than a speculative theory. The justification of belief in such systems can be understood in terms of MacIntyre's account of tradition-constituted rationality, provided that this notion of rationality is made more specific by the incorporation of elements of Lindbeck's theology. Equally, the book argues that Lindbeck's theology can be strengthened by the incorporation of elements drawn from MacIntyre's work. This book will be of value to students of philosophy and theology and to the general reader who is interested in the question of the grounds of belief.
Philosophy

The Betrayal of Tradition

Author: Harry Oldmeadow

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 386

View: 232

This collection of essays by eminent traditionalists and contemporary thinkers throws into sharp relief many of the urgent problems of today.