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From about 1960, tradition has been a much-discussed theme in theology, in the church, and in the humanities and social sciences. Its usual definition as the acts and process of handing down (traditio), as well as what is handed down (traditum), has developed in quite varied ways. Against a frequently narrow and negative understanding of the term, it …

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Gassmann, Günther, “Tradition”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 29 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.68>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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