Abstract / DOI
Grace and Freedom – Passivity and Activity: Anthropological Perspectives on a Central Ecumenical Problem. This article reflects on one of the central problems of ecumenism, that is the relation between grace and freedom in anthropology. Does faith arise when man accepts grace actively and freely, or rather through beeing passively captured by grace? The author explains the differing priorites catholic and protestant theologians give to this problem. He shows that considering the respective basic way of thinking (denkform) and methodology, both theologies do not necessarily contradict each other. This is illustrated through a complementary sketch of the theology of grace of Eberhard Jüngel and Thomas Pröpper.