Chrystologiczny geniusz chrześcijańskiej nauki moralnej
Christological Genius of Christian Moral Education
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The author has proposed a study of morality resulting from a careful reading of the Holy Bible and a critical use of philosophy as well as the works of the great witnesses of Christian morality – Saint Paul, Saint Thomas Aquinas and the blessed John Paul II. He provides the model of Christian moral education renewed by the Vatican Council II, “encouraging theologians to build new relations between moral education and the Holy Bible, the Patristics, spirituality and Christian ministry”38. He explains the need for returning to a more biblical morality, seen from the perspective of stages of faith. Today, when the character of Christian moral education is questioned, S.T. Pinckears OP, professor of moral theology from Fribourg in Switzerland, sounds very prophetic when he says, “We are facing a choice which will eventually lead to solving the current crisis in morality. With either greater or less success, will we attempt to recreate this morality solely on rational bases, which are increasingly threatened by the continual argument between law and freedom, or will we be able to return through our experiences to the grand Christian tradition, built directly upon the word of the Lord, accepted through faith, being the light for intellect and the strength for one’s will?”39. The Christological character of Christian moral education requires a further systematic analysis. God’s love revealed in Jesus Christ is the fundamental source in the dynamism of a Christian life. 38 S.T. Pinckaers, Życie duchowe chrześcijanina według św. Pawła i św. Tomasza z Akwinu, Poznań1998, s. 411. 39 Tamże.
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