- Oct 4, 2002
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I have never been particularly fond of the "Big T Tradition" vs. "little t tradition" dichotomy, nor do I really know where it came from (I haven't read it in any of the Church Fathers, and while Lossky does have an essay titled Tradition and Traditions, I have read the essay many times and not really found the terms used in the same way that people on the internet use them today.) Nonetheless, let's say for the sake of argument that the distinction is valid. That raises an rather important practical question: how does someone know whether something is Tradition, as opposed to just being a tradition?