U zarania łacińskiego pojęcia osoby (persona). Przyczynek do teologicznego myślenia o osobie
The beginning of the concept of the term persona. A contribution to a theological thinking about a personal being
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The article presents the meaning of the term persona in the Latin literature. The author shows that Boetius’ understanding of this term as individuum or rationalis naturae individua substantia is not sufficient. The author proposes to explore Tertullian’s teaching about the human person. This ancient theologian used the term persona in a Christian sense. Thus he contributed to the development of the Christian vocabulary. We notice that in the Patristic sources there are keys for the theological reflection about the human person in a soteriological aspect; we can better understand the true nature of the human being (or person) in the light of the work of salvation accomplished by Jesus Christ.
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