Tradition and Normative Texts in Christianity

The following is the text of a lecture. – Accompanying slides are here. Introduction “Tradition and Normative Texts in Christianity” – Tradition is a key concept in Christianity. It is closely connected to the concepts of normativity or authority. It is characteristic for normative traditions that they are subject to a permanent process of change, that they adapt to new conditions and cultural contexts, that they are open to re-interpretation and re-construction. »