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  • Žák, Ľubomír (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2020)
    Abstract The author starts from the assumption that Martin Luther did not want to deny the importance of ontology (and metaphysics) for theology, but rather to regulate the meaning and use of the categories and main ...
  • Vainio, Olli-Pekka (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2020)
    This paper argues for an interpretation of the real of presence of Christ in the Eucharist using relational ontology as the basic metaphysical theory. Relational ontology, in its one form, denies the existence of intrinsic ...
  • O’Callaghan, Paul (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2020)
    Lutheran authors throughout the XX century have attempted to apply the Pauline doctrine of “justification by faith alone” to the whole of Christian theology, life and spirituality, as a unique determinative, criteriological ...
  • Karttunen, Tomi (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2020)
    Facing the challenge of modern individualism Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–45) corrected the contemporary interpretation of Martin Luther’s theology regarding the sacramentality and communal understanding of the Church. From ...
  • Juurikkala, Oskari (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2020)
    This article describes the ontological problem of theosis or deification in terms of two dimensions: the relationship between the finite and the infinite, and the relationship between human nature and sin. Both problems ...
  • Maspero, Giulio (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2020)
    The paper shows the relevance of Gregory of Nyssa’s Trinitarian ontology for Ecumenism. In fact, the Cappadocian’s rereading of the relationship between ontology and history makes it possible to combine dynamics and being ...
  • Kampen, Dieter (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2020)
    Distinguishing between a relational and participative ontology and highlighting the last like a paradigm of our time, the author shows how Luther uses both types of ontology for the explication of justification and how ...
  • Signifredi, Massimiliano (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2019)
    Paweł Rojek in his Liturgia dziejów [Liturgy of History] rightly pointed the importance of Polish messianism for the understanding of John Paul II. It is especially convincing when one consider the early poetry of the ...
  • Rojek, Paweł (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2019)
    Karol Wojtyła, before he was ordained for a priest, was, as everybody knows, an amateur poet, a promising playwright, and an outstanding actor. It is not widely acknowledged, though, that he was also deeply influenced by ...
  • Rojek, Paweł (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2019)
    In my book Liturgia dziejów [The Liturgy of History] I proposed an interpretation of the thought of John Paul II in terms of Polish messianism. The book sparked many interesting discussions. In this article, I attempt to ...
  • Masłowski, Michał (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2019)
    Paweł Rojek in his book Liturgia dziejów [Liturgy of History] reveals the importance of the Polish romantic messianism for the thought of John Paul II. He carefully defends this tradition against the popular charge of ...
  • Ehrlich, Emilia (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2019)
    This is an English translation of a paper by Emilia Ehrlich OSU (1924–2006), a long-time secretary and close associate of John Paul II, published in Polish in 1982. Ehrlich reviews the history of Polish Messianism and ...
  • Wawrzynowicz, Andrzej (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2019)
    The paper addresses the problem of historical role and impact of John Paul II’s teachings on the dispute over Polish messianism which has been consistently present in the Polish literature and philosophy over the past two ...
  • Suskiewicz, Marcin (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2019)
    In his recent book Liturgia dziejów [Liturgy of History], Paweł Rojek argues that Karol Wojtyła was to a large extent influenced by Polish Messianism. Although Rojek’s argument centres around this rather historical thesis, ...
  • Głowacz, Paweł; Wąsek, Damian (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2018)
    The article is an attempt to answer the question: Where is the pastoral dimension of religious service of bishops dominated by their managerial tasks and how may this be changed? Four of these modifications have been ...
  • Szczepaniak, Tobiasz Tomasz (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2018)
    The article gives thorough environmental and historical background which are necessary for the understanding of the role of place, time and people taking part in the sessions of the Council of Ephesus. First, the environment ...
  • Kałuża, Krystian (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2018)
    The article is an attempt to answer the question about the relation between tradition and the development of theological cognition. The church from the first centuries was aware that allegiance to the council tenets exceeds ...
  • Grygiel, Wojciech (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2018)
    The central goal of the presented article is to show that the type of rationality proper to the method of the contemporary sciences yields a unique conceptual environment in which the spirit of rationality instilled to the ...
  • Dzidek, Tadeusz; Kusek-Rainer, Agata (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2018)
    The tensions existing in the Church between the preservation of Tradition and its development have always existed. It is difficult to maintain a harmonious balance in this respect. Accentuating fidelity to Tradition means ...
  • Bujak, Janusz (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, 2018)
    The article refers to the development of theological reflection on the apostolic succession in the First Century Church. It starts with the New Testament teaching on the successors of the apostles, then the teaching of ...

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