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In early Christianity, “tradition” (Gk παράδοσις; Lat. traditio; Syr. ܡܫܠܡܢܘܬܐ) names the transgenerational process of handing over any and all things (collective memory, sacred texts, patterns of ecclesial life, doctrines, religious rites, etc.) conducive to securing consistency and normative identity in local Christia…

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Blowers, Paul, “Tradition”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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