Nadzieja chrześcijańska w ponowoczesnym świecie (istota – utrata – przywracanie)
The Christian hope in the post-modern world (essence – loss –restoration). The cultural studies reflection
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The considerations of the article circulate around the Christian hope, its loss and conditions of restoration. The foundation of these reflections as its source for understanding of hope contained in the Benedict XVII Encyclical Spe salvi. Hope concerns what is given in faith, which is proof of things that will finally come, and therefore hope requires the recognition of two objectivities – now given and eschatological. The next elements of hope are the subject („homo viator”), directed towards Transcendence, tension and effort of the will and participation in the community. Factors of deconstruction may concern one or all elements of the structure of hope. The article discusses the phenomenon of deconstruction of hope in various dimensions of contemporary culture. The final reflection focuses on the restoration of hope. This can be done contrary to the deconstruction way, mainly by regaining the faith. The footing of this turn is the indication of St. Augustine - to believe in God one must first believe in God, that is, among others, to realize the common good, recognize the personal dignity of the man and the transcendent value of human life.
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