Abstract

Abstract:

This paper, given at NINS on October 15, 2015, explores J. H. Newman’s rethinking of the concept of tradition. Whereas Romantic historicism and sentimentalism conceptions frame the past as an inventory of "information" or as a focal point of affective reminiscence, Newman approaches tradition as a continuous and ongoing development that shows past and present becoming progressively more intelligible and mutually illuminating. Agents of knowledge do not “define” or “possess” the past as an accomplished “tradition” but, on the contrary, realize their human and spiritual potential by a humble, active, and open-ended participation in the development of tradition.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2153-6945
Print ISSN
1547-9080
Pages
pp. 86-100
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-22
Open Access
No
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