‘We Are Strangers Before You and Sojourners, As All Our Fathers Were’ (1 Chr 29:15). The Old Testament’s Contribution to the Ethical Issue of Migration
The Issue of ‘World Political Authority’ in the Broader Context of Catholic Social Thought
The Views and Attitudes of Czech Christians on the Refugee Crisis: Results of a Survey Among Czech Christians
The Phenomenon of Migration from the Point of View of the Idea of Developing the Common Home Contained in Catholic Social Teaching, Especially as Formulated by Popes Benedict XVI and Francis
Churchly or Worldly Diakonia?
The paper attempts to reflect on the subject of ‘worldliness’ and ‘churchliness’ of diakonia from a theological standpoint based on the example of the development of the Diaconia of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren. It first lays out two different attitudes present at the inception of this institution in 1989. The two attitudes are subsequently placed in the context of the theological discussion of diakonia in the German Protestant environment since the second half of the twentieth century. Engaging N. Luhmann’s Social Systems Theory, which conceives diakonia as a function of the religious system in relation to other subsystems of society, the paper seeks to transcend the dichotomy between the two characteristics as phenomena inherent to Christianity itself and enquires about the possibilities of drawing the church and diakonia closer together.
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