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Rzeczpospolita. Zobowiązujące dobro wspólne. Relektura personalistycznych pryncypiów katolickiej etyki społecznej w kontekście setnej rocznicy odzyskania przez Polskę niepodległości


  • Maciej Olczyk


The hundredth anniversary of Poland regaining independence has brought many opportunities for social and political refl ection, as well as for questions about how Poles use the gift of freedom and contribute to the contemporary face of the Republic of Poland. This publication also falls under this refl ection. It is a proposal to look at selected issues of community life currently taking place in Poland and an attempt to assess them from the perspective of Christian personalism, which is the soul and foundation of the social teaching of the Catholic Church. Personalistic perspective suggests that prudent development of freedom consists in seeking and promoting values and principles that help to build social space, so that this common space will best promote the integral development of the people creating it and the growth of the common good. By showing these principles and values, the author of this publication refers to the social teaching of the Catholic Church based on both rational refl ection and the wisdom of the Holy Bible. The content presented in this book is the result of careful observation of social reality and its assessment in the light of the Council’s teaching, papal documents and thoughts of esteemed authorities in the fi eld of social ethics. The monograph, recalling the principles of the Church’s social teaching in the specifi c socio-cultural context of contemporary Poland, recalls the need to respect human dignity at all stages of his life, the value of marriage between a man and a woman, and the irreplaceable role of a family, the function of a nation and state, and the necessity of ethical principles in politics and economy. The author argues that according to the principle of ideological pluralism, social solutions should not be based on denominational axioms, but should result from an analysis of the nature of the human person, whose full and harmonious development is possible only in communion with others. A personalist perspective, however, does not exclude the possibility of being inspired by religious values in social life. Experience teaches that Christian faith strengthens the moral intuitions of human reason and protects them from various forms of violence that threaten the person and his integral development from outside or from within. That is why reason enlightened by faith in God, the Creator of man and the Author of ethical order, is able to discover and propose such social solutions that fully correspond to the dignity of the human person.

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The Republic. Binding common good. Rereading of personalistic principles of Catholic social ethics in the context of the 100th anniversary of Poland regained independence
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Adam Mickiewicz University (UAM)
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Wydział Teologiczny
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Book series /Journal (in case of Journal special issue)
Studia i Materiały - Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu. Wydział Teologiczny
Keywords in English
common good; nation; social teaching of the Church; person; patriotism; personalism; sex; politics; family; society; conscience; freedom
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pol (pl) Polish
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Score increased (at least one author declares Humanities, Social sciences or Theological science)
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Ministerial score = 120.0, 29-12-2021, MonograhOrBookNotMainLanguagesAuthor


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