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Bibil Identifier bibil:203052
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Situationsgerechtes kirchliches Handeln in der Spätantike und heute am Beispiel des Johannes Chrysostomos
Author Ritter, Adolf Martin
Journal Kerygma und Dogma (Volume: 55, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language German
Pages 148-168 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract With the intention of honouring Fairy von Lilienfeld (Erlangen), the oustanding expert in the field of Russian Orthodox Theology and Spirituality as well as Orthodox - Lutheran Dialogue, on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday, the paper starts (in a first section, titled "Preliminary clarifications") with reflecting two items: a) how it can be understood that the organizers invited just a patristic scholar to honour F. von Lilienfeld; b) how it can be explained that this scholar, a Lutheran theologian, is willing to speak of the "holy John Chrysostom", although it seems to be agreed that protestants don't have and accept sancti (which is, in the eyes of the speaker, a - widely held - error [cf. Confessio Augustana XXI]). In a second, very short section (titled "Chrysostom vis à vis the challenges of his time") follow brief outlines referring to his biography and literary heritage, whereas the third and last section offers a more detailed discussion of the problem: "If and what we (i.e. modern Lutherans) could learn from Chrysostom?", and this especially concerning an up-to-date way of acting, in conformance with the actual situation, by members as well as functionaries of the church. On the understanding that what matters today is not to interpret protestantism mainly in contrast to catholicism (as A. von Harnack commended) but to ask together what the Christian faith might actually mean and require as its consequences, the speaker is convinced that there is a lot we could learn from Chrysostom, although, no doubt, the circumstances meanwhile have fundamentally changed, compared with the time of the church father.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : John Chrysostom
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Ecumenism
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