Dlaczego spowiedź jest spoko? O niektórych zmianach w języku współczesnej katechezy
WHY IS CONFESSION COOL? ON SOME CHANGES IN THE LANGUAGE OF MODERN CATECHESIS
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The article treats of a catechetical handbook addressed to the youth, in which the essence of the sacrament of reconciliation has been presented. The handbook’s author applies the principles of integral catechesis i.e., one based on many sources, within the framework of advice-giving writing convention, which consists in rather clear and precise presentation of specific phenomena, convincing the readers to truthfulness and adequacy of a given vision and inducing them to change convictions and also attitudes towards the issues in question. Due to the filter of the genre, not all components of the language of integral catechesis can be found in the author’s narration. The catechesis turns more into an argument popularizing knowledge, reportage, colloquial storytelling. Additionally, it includes other intertextual references – to the rite, sacrament and to varied subcultural statements. Because the rules of subjective and objective appropriateness become mingled, the text may contain the elements of the language of theology applied functionally (especially terms), colloquial and slang forms. Catechesis, especially outside school, does not need to refer to stereotypical and dead formulas, diverting the audience from the subject of cognition.
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