Universitatea “Transilvania” din Braşov, Facultatea de Litere
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2 / 2009
The Irenic Mission of the Church in Intercultural Spaces
The Irenic Mission of the Church in Intercultural Spaces analyses some aspects of a particularly up-to-date issue. What could be the role of the Church in the conditions triggered by interculturality, interethnicity and interconfessionalism? The main idea is that the mission of the Church can be but one of peace announcement and promotion, of finding ways to appease the conflicts which could lead to armed conflicts. A Church triggering confrontations is inconceivable, since it betrays its role in the iconomy of redemption, in the Creation. Starting from the modern cultural pattern, which has a propensity towards excluding the religious side, the author analyses
some of the situations brought about by certain events, with paramount consequences in the life of certain communities, such as the ones in the area of former Yugoslavia. Reference is made to religious tolerance in the Romanian area, emphasis being given to some of M. Eminescu’s works which focus on this subject. The Romanians’ religious tolerance is considered the beneficial element as regards the pacification of all urges to interconfessional conflicts in the Romanian area.
Keywords: Mission, Church, irenic, interculturality, interethnicity, interconfessionalism, cultural model, tolerance
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