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dc.contributor.authorKowalik, Krzysztof
dc.identifier.citationReligious and Cultural Potential of Protestantism in Catholic Poland, in: K. Kowalik, K. Ulanowski (ed.), The Role of Religious Minorities In Functioning of the So-ciety of Gdańsk and the Chosen European Cities. The Experiences of the Past, Contemporary Days and the Prognosis for the Future, edited by Krzysztof Kowalik, Krzysztof Ulanowski, Instytut Kaszubski, Gdańsk 2010, s. 43-51.pl_PL
dc.description.abstractIn the history of Poland there are numerous examples of significant influence of the widely understood Protestant tradition on forming specific conditions for coexistence of the Christian denominations, as well as political, social and cultural view of the country although, not before the end of the previous century (here: 19th century) people started to bring back the cultural contributions of the Polish Reformation. However, the dominant position of the Catholic Church in our country, very often causes difficulties in an appropriate and objective revealing of this multidimensional influence. Due to the fact that the there are significantly more Catholics in Poland than Protestants, as well as there are numerous unresolved disputes between them from the past, it is very difficult for the two denominations to communicate. The religious, social and cultural potential that can be found in the doctrine, as well as praxis of the Churches with Protestant tradition, demands both to be discovered in a broader aspect, and, despite of difficulties and contradictions, deserves to be used in a more practical way, so that our society could function in a better and harmonious way. The cultural influence of the Protestantism was paradoxical because it conduced to the secularisation of Christianity, especially to its declericalization, and by giving value to the earthly power the Reformation spiritualized the worldliness. Therefore, there is an effort to preserve the religious obligation of the political power, however, simultaneously emphasising that religion is independent of any political power.pl_PL
dc.publisherInstytut Kaszubskipl_PL
dc.rightsCreative Commons Uznanie autorstwa na tych samych warunkach 3.0 Polska
dc.titleReligious and Cultural Potential of Protestantism in Catholic Polandpl_PL
dc.contributor.organizationPolitechnika Opolskapl_PL
dc.description.epersonKrzysztof Kowalik

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