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The Hermeneutics of Tradition: Explorations and Examinations
  • Craig Hovey, Ashland University
  • Cyrus P. Olsen, University of Scranton
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.
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Craig Hovey and Cyrus P. Olsen. "The Hermeneutics of Tradition: Explorations and Examinations" (2014)
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