"Innovation" versus Progress
One of the many terms which have quite different connotations
in Orthodoxy and the secular West, "innovation" in the
Orthodox context means opposition to
Tradition at a deep
level, which may or may not be manifest in external changes.
Norman Hugh Redington
- "Progress [or growth] requires that the subject be enlarged
in itself; alteration
[or innovation], that it be transformed into something else."
- The argument from ancient practice:
- The "Sin of Ham" -- Presenting innovation as tradition:
St. Vincent of Lérins,
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