Title: The Vindication of Tradition
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Yale University Press September 1986
0300036388 / 9780300036381
Seller ID: 62303
''What you have as heritage, take now as task; for thus you will make it your own'' (Goethe, Faust). The epigram for this series of lectures admirably sums up volumes of theological attempts to describe tradition. Pelikan is not laying out systematic theology in these lectures, though. He is setting forth several different ways of getting hold of the concept of tradition: tradition vs. ''Bible-only'' historical debates, John Henry Newman's methodology in Arians of the Fourth Century and Essay on Development, the impact of modern historical-critical studies, and the difference Between traditionalism and tradition. Erudition from a stellar historical theologian. Essential.