Which one is generally preferred:
- Image of Man in the tradition of the Holy Fathers.
- Image of Man in the Holy Fathers' tradition.
I would prefer the first, but is there a general rule or something?
What I know is quite a popular thing. However, there are many exceptions.
By default, inanimate nouns should normally get "of"
This having said, preferred is Mike's temperature is rising over the temperature of Mike is rising. On the other hand, the age of the fossil over the fossil's age.
Having this said, both are okay and convey the same message. As I find in sources, there's no single rule and the authors tend more to what looks natural.