Quo Vadis Ecumenical Hermeneutics: Challenges of the New Ecumenical Situation

Zdenko Š Širka 1
  • 1 Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University, Ecumenical Institute, Praha 1


This article deals with the development of hermeneutics in the dialogue between confessions within the ecumenical movement, from its beginnings in 1927 until the current time. As an overview of historical circumstances, it critically presents the main document of ecumenical hermeneutics, including its contemporary tendencies and challenges. Special attention is given to the various models of ecumenical hermeneutics, the influence of philosophical hermeneutics, as well the role of hermeneutical questions in the contemporary ecumenical dialogue.

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