THE MYSTERY OF HUMAN DIGNITY IN THE THOUGHT OF CHANTAL DELSOL AND CHARLES PéGUY
Delsol believes that the concept of human dignity has been developed on the basis of the anthropology stemming from Judaism and Christianity. The human being was created in the image and likeness of God, and this makes him different from animals. However, Christian anthropology is constantly being questioned, and the concept of human dignity is unclear. This state of affairs has consequences for the postmodern creation of human rights and civil rights. Hence, the fundamental question of who is a human being is still important, is still repeated, and remains open. Ultimately, Delsol believes, human dignity should remain a mystery. Such an anthropological vision can only survive on Christian foundations, defined by the fragility and weakness of man. This vision could be illustrated by the figure of the little girl symbolizing the theological virtue of hope, taken from a poem by Charles Péguy.
Uniwersytet Szczeciński, Katedra Filologii Romańskiej,ul. Piastów 40b,71-065 Szczecin, Poland
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