O'Collins, G. & Braithwaite, D. (2015). Tradition as collective memory: A theological task to be tackled. Theological Studies,76(1), 29-42. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1177/0040563914565300
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.
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