Vision of Human Being in Rev. Aleksander Zienkiewicz’s Teaching
Wizja człowieka w nauczaniu ks. Aleksandra Zienkiewicza
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The text, which follows the teachings of the Rev. Aleksander Zienkiewicz, a legendary academic chaplain from Wrocław, is an attempt to elicit and discuss his anthropological thought. The first part of the text emphasizes the inseparability of Zienkiewicz’s theology from anthropology. His discussion of God constitutes a discussion of man and, conversely, he never regards man as an isolated being-in-itself, but always in relation to the Creator. This thought underpins the teachings of the Rev. Aleksander Zienkiewicz on the sense of life of manor human pursuit of happiness. Furthermore, his teachings on the structure of man as a being consisting of two spheres of power: upper (reason and will) and lower (desires and feelings) and the risks incurred by disturbances in their proper functioning are explained. The final part of the text forms a recommendation of a preferred model of human relations with particular focus on the necessity to respect human dignity.
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