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2011 | 39 | 3 | 35-56
Article title

Skąd ten lęk przed wolnością?

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Title variants
EN
WHENCE COMES THIS FEAR OF FREEDOM?
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
When we ask about freedom in the most basic sense, we must turn to the primordial conditions of our volition. My will is born as forestalling a fellow human being’s gradual sinking in my inside. My primary challenge is a continuous struggle for self-improvement as well as making myself worthy of his trust. This, in turn, requires trust in his infinite value to endlessly bear him witness. The Creative Act consists the Creator’s in putting faith in his creature – a human being. It is the Creator who calls out of my depth for absolute entrusting a fellow human being and thus himself. Therefore, my actions and behaviour also affect him to some extent. The Creator’s faith in my person must be understood as an infinite love. And honestly, the notion of infinitive love is one for which I begin to fear. My anxiety becomes a part of the Creator’s. This is his fear of my fear, the fear which belongs to me as to a finite creature, and the fear of being paralysed by the infinite extent of his infinite love. The fear of the infinite Creator who puts his faith in a finite creature must be infinite. By trusting the Creator I begin to sense his love and his fear of my anxiety. Then his fear becomes my fear which turns out to be infinite as the fear of an infinite creature who trusts an infinite Creator also has to be infinite.
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Year
Volume
39
Issue
3
Pages
35-56
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  • Instytut Filozofii Akademia Ignatianum, ul. Kopernika 26, 31-501 Kraków, Poland
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