Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The comments at Eirenikon to the news that Fr. Aidan Nichol's Rome and the Eastern Churches is being republished by Ignatius Press prompts this question: "Can ethnic or political identity ever be separated from religious identity?" Can a people divided by religious differences (Orthodox and Catholic) live in peace? In theory one can make a distinction between the good of living together in community and the good of belonging to the same Church, and the former is not reducible to the latter, but people have a strong attachment to the identity they create to define themselves.