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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Tradition and Living Magisterium
In the first sense it is an old tradition that Jesus Christ was born on 25 December, in the second sense tradition relates that on the road to Calvary a pious woman wiped the face of Jesus.
At first there was question only of traditions claiming a Divine origin, but subsequently there arose questions of oral as distinct from written tradition, in the sense that a given doctrine or institution is not directly dependent on Holy Scripture as its source but only on the oral teaching of Christ or the Apostles.
The designation of unwritten Divine traditions was not always given all the clearness desirable especially in early times; however Catholic controversialists soon proved to the Protestants that to be logical and consistent they must admit unwritten traditions as revealed.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15006b.htm   (7798 words)

  Tradition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A tradition is a story or a custom that is memorized and passed down from generation to generation, originally without the need for a writing system.
Traditions are also frequently changed to suit the needs of the day, and the changes quickly become accepted as a part of the ancient tradition.
In the Orthodox Church, scripture is considered to be the core constituent of a larger tradition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tradition   (808 words)

Tradition understood as "the action of transmitting" was nevertheless in common usage in France up to the end of the 18th century and is still part of today's legal lexicon.
Tradition is not the body of customs but rather that which derives from the philosophia perenis.[8] Far from encompassing a body of observed and accepted rules, it constitutes a doctrine voluntarily and consciously transmitted as principles -- a series of transcendental truths of permanent worth and of non-human origin.
Thus conceived, Tradition is defined as a coherent body of intangible and sacred principles imposed on all which delineates the essential rules of conduct, allowing man to accede to the supra-human level, allowing the homo to detach from the humus, to pass from the terrestrial to the celestial order.
es.geocities.com /sucellus23/telos17.htm   (2323 words)

 BBC News | Reith-99
The distinguishing characteristics of tradition are ritual and repetition.
Traditions will continue to be sustained insofar as they can effectively be justified - not in terms of their own internal rituals, but as compared to other traditions or ways of doing things.
Like tradition, addiction is about the influence of the past upon the present; and as in the case of tradition, repetition has a key role.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/static/events/reith_99/week3/week3.htm   (3435 words)

 Tradition in the Orthodox Church
This is the ecclesiastical or ecclesiological characteristic of Tradition.
Tradition, therefore, cannot be reduced to a mere enumeration of quotations from the Scriptures or from the Fathers.
Tradition and traditions are the integral parts of the life of the Church and they express the totality of the Christian way of life which leads to salvation.
www.goarch.org /en/ourfaith/articles/article7116.asp   (3834 words)

 Tradition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
And if you claim to practice the original tradition of Japanese sword as applied in the Sengoku era, then you are stating that your tradition chose to grow and adapt beyond the Muromachi era (1300s into the 1500s) with its distinct style of swords and techniques.
My tradition was founded from a need to protect family and community against enemies who had the odds in their favor.
The tradition is not how to adjust the chain mail armor so that you can swing the halberd blade under an enemy's torso armor, although that is one of many techniques that make up the history of our tradition.
www.skhquest.com /Articles/tradition.aspx   (4066 words)

 The Future of Tradition by Lee Harris - Policy Review 131   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Those defending a tradition at all costs must adopt the relativist view that there is no higher standard by which to judge one tradition against another, as this is the only way to make sure that tradition may not be overthrown by the confrontation with such a standard.
For when confronted with any particular tradition, we now have two different criteria to evaluate its usefulness — first, the usefulness of the tradition’s base, the visceral code out of which the social structure of the community is created, and second, the usefulness of the tradition’s ideological superstructure.
Thus, a tradition can be a passive inheritance from the past that weighs heavily on the present generation or a vehicle for actively transforming the present generation in accordance with the pattern set by the borrowed tradition.
www.policyreview.org /jun05/harris.html   (11859 words)

 OCA - The Orthodox Faith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Holy Tradition of the Old Testament is expressed in the Old Testamental part of the Bible and in the ongoing life of the People of Israel until the birth of Christ.
Tradition as a word means exactly this: it is that which is "passed on" and "given over" from one to another.
Tradition is the very life of the Church itself as it is inspired and guided by the Holy Spirit.
www.oca.org /OCchapter.asp?SID=2&ID=2   (681 words)

 The Debate Link: Tradition...TRADITION!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
I suppose one could find inconsistencies and contradictions within the tradition, in which case the purpose of ethical inquiry is to "purge" the "impurities" which mar the tradition, but that doesn't address what we do when the superstructure itself is flawed.
Tradition is almost by definition passive, all it demands of us is to do what what we've always done.
Think of the tradition of Christian anti-Semitism in Europe, which enabled the Holocaust even as enlightenment values of universalism and human rights were supposedly reaching their pinnacle.
dsadevil.blogspot.com /2005/05/traditiontradition.html   (1054 words)

 SVS: Education Day Articles: Fr John Behr
What Paul "traditions" as the basis of the Christian faith is the understanding and proclamation of the crucified and exalted Christ "according to the Scriptures," referring, not to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, but to the Law, the Psalms and the Prophets.
The "tradition" which the apostles have bequeathed to us, therefore, is not fixed in one text (we have four Gospels, after all, presenting the versions of the four evangelists).
Rather the "tradition" in which we stand, as Orthodox Christians, is the contemplation of Christ "according to the Scriptures," remaining true to the deposit handed over by the apostles, yet with our faces towards the future, towards the one who is still coming.
www.svots.edu /Events/Orthodox-Education-Day/Articles/2003-tradition-behr.html   (1055 words)

Divine or Sacred Tradition comes to us from the apostles and is built up, by way of dogmatic development, by the Magisterium (teaching office) of the Church, exercised by the Apostolic College (the bishops in union with the Pope) or the Pope personally.
Ecclesiastical traditions, on the other hand, are not part of the Catholic faith but of the way of life of the Church, as determined by legitimate authority, in various ages and places.
Pious traditions must be subject to ecclesiastical tradition, which in turn must be subject to Sacred Tradition.
www.ewtn.com /expert/answers/traditionalism.htm   (1533 words)

 Scripture and Tradition
Whenever tradition is elevated to such a high level of authority, it inevitably becomes detrimental to the authority of Scripture.
In short, this verse is wholly irrelevant to the Catholic claim that tradition received from the apostles is preserved infallibly by her bishops.
The "tradition" he speaks of here is doctrine so crucial that anyone who refuses to heed it and live by it should be rejected from the fellowship.
www.biblebb.com /files/MAC/solascrp.htm   (5898 words)

 CFT - Compagnie Financière Tradition
Compagnie Financière Tradition is today one of the world "Top Three" brokers in over-the-counter financial and non-financial products, and n°1 in Continental Europe.
With a presence in 18 countries, Compagnie Financière Tradition has a strong client base, primarily comprised of banks and financial institutions around the globe as well as local authorities, major industrial and commercial corporations.
Compagnie Financière Tradition shares have been listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange since 1973 and on the third compartment of the Frankfurt Stock.
www.traditiongroup.com /uk/home3.asp   (186 words)

 Tradition - Chicago Bears
The Bears' uniform history is as varied and interesting as the history of the team itself.
The team's classic look is steeped in tradition, but there have been quite a few differences.
A jury of 10 distinguished construction professionals chose the new Soldier Field as Midwest Construction magazine's overall Project of the Year.
www.chicagobears.com /tradition   (191 words)

 C.A.R.M. Roman Catholicism, the Bible, and Tradition
In the discussions regarding Tradition between Protestants and Catholics, both sets of scriptures are often quoted in order to establish their respective positions.
It isn't enough for the Catholic to say that their church is the true church, that they have the apostolic tradition, that they hold the keys to the truth, and that they have revealed doctrines consistent with biblical revelation.
They were appealing to the tradition of the elders, those who had passed down oral and written tradition.
www.carm.org /catholic/tradition.htm   (1397 words)

 Tradition: What Saith the Scriptures?
And (Holy) Tradition transmits in its entirety the Word of God which has been entrusted to the apostles by Christ the Lord and the Holy Spirit.
Trusting in tradition is not honorable; it is deceptive.
3 claims sacred tradition is the basis for dogmatic theology.
dianedew.com /traditn.htm   (1146 words)

 OpinionJournal - Wonder Land
Because John Paul kept intact the idea of a commonly held tradition, the Catholic Church as a whole--not just its disaffected parts in the U.S. and Europe--will surely move on to confront the by-now-familiar claims being made on it to "change" and adjust to the modern world.
The erosion of social tradition happened in the long-ago "due process" lawsuits that effectively took control of decorum in public schools away from principals who'd held it for most of the 20th century--when there was no "schools" problem.
Another important use of social tradition is that it gives people a deeper common identity, but even that bare minimum is in decline here.
www.opinionjournal.com /columnists/dhenninger?id=110006560   (1117 words)

 Tradition (North America) Inc.
Tradition (North America) was formed in 1977 and is a wholly-owned company of Compagnie Financière Tradition, Switzerland.
Tradition (North America), historically specializing in OTC markets, has rapidly grown into a fully diversified inter-dealer broker in U.S. Capital Markets, Canadian and Mexican markets, and Foreign Exchange.
Tradition Asiel Securities’ wholly-owned subsidiary is Tradition (Global Clearing) Inc., a clearing broker-dealer registered with the SEC and the NASD.
www.tradition-na.com /company   (342 words)

 Welcome to the Birmingham Post-Herald
Since the tradition began in 1978 when a student led FSU from the tunnel on a horse before a game with Oklahoma State, three different horses and 11 different riders have appeared at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Seven riders and six horses later, tradition is alive and well in L.A. Traveler also had a bit of Hollywood in him as Saukko would from time to time wear Charlton Heston's helmet from "Ben Hur" as part of Trojan outfit.
Traditions surrounding the game, which dates back to 1890 include both academies corps of cadets marching into the stadium (complete with signed orders), hats being thrown into the air by the winning team, selected cadets doing push-ups after their team scores and visits by the president.
www.postherald.com /fb082905.shtml   (22331 words)

The term Tradition refers to the concept that all authentic religions derive from a single Primordial Tradition and are therefore equally valid paths to Salvation.
Integral Tradition: Tradition and Conservative Revolution A very large collection of texts and links to various kinds of conservative religious and political authors and subjects.
Sophia: The Journal of Traditional Studies Published by the Foundation for Traditional Studies, this is the foremost English-language journal in the field of Tradition.
www.kiva.net /~julianus/tradition.html   (894 words)

 Oral Tradition Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ CreatedByGod.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Oral tradition or oral culture is a way of transmitting history, literature or law from one generation to the next in a civilization without a writing system.
A example that combined aspects of oral literature and oral history, before eventually being set down in writing, is the Homeric epic poetry of the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Oral tradition also falls under the domain of Folklore.
www.createdbygod.com /encyclopedia/Oral_tradition   (271 words)

 Fallacy: Appeal to Tradition
Hence, Appeal to Tradition is a somewhat common fallacy.
In the case of tradition, assuming that something is correct just because it is considered a tradition is poor reasoning.
For example, if the belief that 1+1 = 56 were a tradition of a group of people it would hardly follow that it is true.
www.nizkor.org /features/fallacies/appeal-to-tradition.html   (877 words)

 The Faery Tradition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Faery Tradition, in common with initiatory lineages of the Craft which practice possession, is a mystery tradition of power, mystery, danger, ecstacy, and direct communication with divinity.
The magical practices of the Faery (or Feri, as Victor spells it) Tradition are heavily invocatory, to encourage possession, which relies mainly on psychic talent or sensitivity to occur.
Victor tells of antecedents of the present tradition in the coven in which he was involved in the l920's and 30's in Oregon.
www.cog.org /wicca/trads/faery.html   (663 words)

 The Cosmic Tradition
Theon claimed that this constituted knowledge that pre-dated both the Kabbalistic and Chaldean tradition of the West, and the Vedas of India, and from which both these latter were derived.
Thus The Tradition is made up of (at least) two distinct strata, and this would explain any obvious inconsistencies within the work.
As for the stories from the Tradition, "They are not to be taken as concrete truths, they are simply first-rate images," Mother told Satprem.
www.kheper.net /topics/Theon/Tradition.html   (762 words)

 Judeo-christian Tradition - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Environmental Stewardship in the Judeo-Christian Tradition: Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant Wisdom on the Environment
Judeo Christian Tradition and the U.S. Constitution: Proceedings of a Conference at the Annenberg Research Institute, November 16-17, 1987
Outpouring of the Spirit: Gay and Lesbian Spirituality in the Judeo-Christian Tradition
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /judeo-christian_tradition.htm   (118 words)

 Sources of Indian Tradition; Volume 1; Edited by Ainslee Embree
Sources of Indian Tradition is so useful—as a reference work, sourcebook, or textbook—that it has been indispensable to scholars all over the world.
Since 1958 Sources of Indian Tradition has been one of the most important and widely used texts on civilization in South Asia (now the nation-sates of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal).
It has helped generations of students and lay readers understand how leading thinkers there have looked at life, the traditions of their ancestors, and the world they live in.
www.columbia.edu /cu/cup/catalog/data/023106/0231066511.HTM   (370 words)

 Scripture and Tradition
The true "rule of faith"—as expressed in the Bible itself—is Scripture plus apostolic tradition, as manifested in the living teaching authority of the Catholic Church, to which were entrusted the oral teachings of Jesus and the apostles, along with the authority to interpret Scripture correctly.
To the successors of the apostles, sacred Tradition hands on in its full purity God’s word, which was entrusted to the apostles by Christ the Lord and the Holy Spirit.
Paul illustrated what tradition is: "For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures.
www.catholic.com /library/Scripture_and_Tradition.asp   (2453 words)

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