CÍRKEV JAKO ARÉNA PŘEDPOROZUMĚNÍ
Church as an arena of pre-understanding
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From the nature of the church that grows out of the Word of God, it follows that the Church is a catechetical community that listens and teaches docility to God's Word. There is a wide variety of forms of that word heard within this community. We can legitimately understand the Church as an arena of different understandings of God's word, whose limelight defines the bipolar structure of God's mysteries. Moreover, the hermeneutical approach leads us to the fact that the form of our listening is influenced by our pre-understanding, without which we can not speak of hearing, understanding; and which also fundamentally affects our own form of hearing. From the anthropological point of view, each question is in some way a response. The Catechumen, who is catechised by the Church, could not be catechised without having done something like precatechesis - pre-understanding. Whoever wants to be connected with the Church is already in touch with it, to a certain extent. The Church was catechesized far before the formal catechesis. The actual catechesis takes place in the arena of different understandings that communicate with various pre-understandings. Here the notion of space is an allusion to the harmonizing and reconciling function of the Holy Ghost.
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