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1. Introduction. The tension between the traditional order of things and the changes of the present times gives rise to the alternatives of preserving tradition or of renouncing it in “revolution”. The problem affects the realm of individual relationships (“the generation gap”) as well as the social and political spheres. But wherever it occurs, the choice must not be seen too much in black and white. The alternatives present themselves not so much on a grand scale as in the form of a; series of …

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Jörg Splett, “Progress”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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