Great quote found in Living Justification by Jonathan Huggins.  The quote comes from Jaroslav Pelikan (how can the quote not be good with a name like that!) and goes like this:

"Tradition is the living faith of the dead; traditionalism is the dead faith of the living.  Tradition lives in conversation with the past, while remembering where we are and when we are and that is we who have to decide.  Traditionalism supposes that nothing should ever be done for the first time, so all that is needed to solve any problem is to arrive at the supposedly unanimous testimony of this homogenized tradition."

Not bad I reckon.  What do you think?  I feel that there must be a third option out on the other side of tradition from traditionalism  that is called something like anti-tradition.  Anti-tradition supposes that nothing should ever be done again, that new is the only good thing, that the past holds us back and that we have nothing to learn from it.