The Public Role of the Church in Contemporary Ukrainian Society
What do the division between the Orthodox Churches in Ukraine and the current Russian-Ukrainian crisis have in common? Analysing the relevant official documents of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church on reconciliation, the author traces how this Church comes to terms with the burdened pages of Ukrainian history and their repercussions for the current struggling of Ukraine on the way to democratisation. The relations between the Ukrainian Churches, the Polish-Ukrainian and the Russian-Ukrainian relations, the memory of the Jewish presence, and the national cohesion in the country according to the official Church pronouncements constitute the core of the book. An original research in which the reconciliation discourse of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church is for the first time analysed in a comprehensive way and brought in conversation with the theologies of Miroslav Volf, Robert Schreiter and John Paul Lederach.
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