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2016 | 63 | 7: Teologia ekumeniczna | 275-288
Article title

Women’s Dignity or Church Tradition? Christian Anthropology in the Debate about the Ordination of Women

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Godność kobiet czy tradycja kościelna? Antropologia chrześcijańska w debacie na temat ordynacji kobiet
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Abstracts
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The question of the ordination of women not only separates Christian denominations. It becomes increasingly divisive within individual churches and communities. This is why the problem of women’s ordination remains in the contemporary ecumenical movement one of the most difficult issues to deal with. Although it has been fully accepted in many Christian churches and communities, other Christian groups still oppose to adopt this practice and its theological justification. A Christian ecumenical discussion on this topic involves many specific questions related to various branches of theology and ethics. This article aims to present the anthropological context of the debate. The issue of women’s ordination and its relation to church tradition is frequently addressed from the point of view of Christian anthropology and ethics. Therefore the article in intended to show that above-mentioned controversy is rooted in different understanding of human dignity, especially when it comes to its connection to church tradition and to contemporary social phenomena.
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Kwestia ordynacji kobiet nie tylko dzieli denominacje chrześcijańskie. Ma ona również coraz bardziej dzielący charakter, jeśli chodzi o wewnętrzne napięcia w poszczególnych Kościołach i Wspólnotach. Dlatego też problem ordynacji kobiet pozostaje we współczesnym ruchu ekumenicznym jednym z najtrudniejszych tematów do refleksji. Chociaż ordynacja kobiet została w pełni zaakceptowana w wielu chrześcijańskich Kościołach i Wspólnotach, inne grupy chrześcijańskie wciąż sprzeciwiają się uznaniu tej praktyki i jej teologicznemu uzasadnieniu. Chrześcijańska dyskusja ekumeniczna na ten temat zakłada wiele szczegółowych kwestii odnoszących się do różnych elementów teologii i etyki. Artykuł ma na celu przedstawienie antropologicznego kontekstu tej dyskusji. Kwestia ordynacji kobiet i jej relacji do tradycji kościelnej jest często poruszana z punktu widzenia antropologii i etyki chrześcijańskiej. Stąd artykuł zmierza do ukazania, że wspomniana dyskusja zakorzeniona jest w różniącej się interpretacji godności ludzkiej, zwłaszcza jeśli chodzi o jej związek z tradycją kościelną i współczesnymi zjawiskami społecznymi.
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