CONFESSIONAL IDENTITY - IS IT ECUMENICAL QUESTION? (Tozsamosc wyznaniowa - problem ekumeniczny?)
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The question of confessional identity isn't particularly ecumenical. It is popular nowadays to perceive Christianity not as Catholic or Evangelical but just ecumenical. Insisting on confessional identity looks suspicious and slowing down the ecumenical commitment. In today's ecumenical discussion one still pursues working out the common ground. Without a doubt the results are notable. Despite of all convergences, important differences still remain. One can notice certain tendency related to the kind of 'subjectivity' in Protestantism, in Catholic thinking referred to 'objectivity' and 'realism'. It changes in different ways and on different levels. Ecumenical discussion must look for the ground of the differences. This ground consists in existing of numerous concepts and approaches to the Bible and must be grasped not as an opposition but in its complementarities.
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