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Ks. Ireneusz Wojciech Korzeniowski: Le tre dimensioni principali dell’ermeneutica veritativa secondo Gaspare Mura


Jakub Kozaczewski: O autoironii i humorze w wierszach Adama Zagajewskiego


Ks. Janusz Mariański: Jan Paweł II jako autorytet moralny w społeczeństwie polskim


Agnieszka Zduniak: Chrześcijańska etyka społeczna a współczesne formy solidarności w socjologii Karla Gabriela


Irena Wodzianowska: Petersburskie korzenie Katolickiego Uniwersytetu w Lublinie







Sławomir Jacek Żurek: Subiektywizm i emocje




Sprawozdania i recenzje



Ks. Ryszard Groń: 44. Międzynarodowy Kongres Studiόw Mediewistycznych – Konferencja Studiόw Cysterskich, w Kalamazoo, 7-10 maja 2009


Ks. Ryszard Groń: 16. Międzynarodowy Kongres Mediewistyczny, 13-16 lipca 2009, Uniwersytet Leeds, Wielka Brytania (International Medieval Congress, July 13-16, 2009, University of Leeds, UK)


Paweł Gondek: O zachowanie realizmu w naukowej interpretacji świata, rec.: Andrzej Maryniarczyk, Człowiek wobec świata. Studium z metafizyki realistycznej, Polskie Towarzystwo Tomasza z Akwinu, Lublin 2009


Maria Joanna Gondek: Geniusz rozumu pokierowanego prawdą rzeczy, rec.: W kręgu filozofii Malebranche’a. Wybór listów Étienne Gilsona i Henri Gouhiera (1920-1936), Katedra Filozofii Kultury KUL, Fundacja „Lubelska Szkoła Filozofii Chrześcijańskiej”, Lublin 2007


Ks. Marian Radwan SCJ: Ateizacja Homelszczyzny, rec.: A. Lebiediew, W. Piczukow, S. Laskowski, Kostieł i włast’ na Gomelszczynie (20-30e gody XX w.), Instytut Pamięci Narodowej, Instytut Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej, Warszawa-Lublin-Homel 2009


Mariusz Orłowski: Na fali dialogu rzymskokatolicko-mariawickiego, rec.: Edward Warchoł, Zachwyt i upojenie. Rozczarowanie i bunt. Przyczynek do historii mariawityzmu, Wydawnictwo Diecezji Radomskiej Ave, Radom 2008, ss. 128 + aneksy


Ks. Ryszard Groń, rec.: William Skudlarek, OSB, Demythologizing Celibacy. Practical Wisdom from Christian and Buddhist Monasticism (Demitologizując celibat. Wiedza praktyczna (z punktu widzenia) monastycyzmu chrześcijańskiego i buddyjskiego), Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota 2008




Z życia uniwersytetu


Diariusz wydarzeń uniwersyteckich (lipiec–wrzesień 2009)





The three fundamental demensions of veritativ hermeneutics accerding to Gaspare Mura


In my article, I would like to demonstrate the elements indispensable to understanding how hermeneutics constitutes a fundamental “locus” in which the question of “truth” and the task of “metaphysics” may be again welcomed, understood and renewed. In this text there is the polemic with the so-called “weak thought” that considers hermeneutics as an overcoming of metaphysics, identifying truth with subjective interpretation (Nietzsche). The reconstruction of “historical moments” foundational in philosophic hermeneutics and the presentation of its principle representatives, of the notions and the problems that articulate the hermeneutic question, therefore principally assuming the task of adequately understanding its true nature, in order to open the road to that which Gaspare Mura calls “veritative hermeneutics”. The historic exposition is composed of elements taken from the works of Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur and Betti, authors who, when referring to the hermeneutic question in their writings, “interpret” its true nature, offering notions, historical references and concepts forgotten by in large in current historiography. Such authors must be aware of the “classical” roots of the problem of interpretation and of comprehension. They are convinced that “philosophic hermeneutics” contains in itself an insuppressible veritative intentionality that constitutes its true nature and that cannot be contrary in principle to metaphysical truth. Rather, it intends to renovate the fundamental question, offering in such a way new vigor to its path. All of this, according to G. Mura, is a functional foundation for a “veritative hermeneutics,” for a hermeneutics of truth. According to the conception of Mura, such a hermeneutic can be constituted only on the foundation of three fundamental elements: the first is the phenomenological “eidectic” dimension of knowledge (cf. Husserl, Die Idee der Phänomenologie) that develops knowledge even in its speculative dimension–represented by P. Ricoeur; the second element is the ontological or existential dimension–represented by Heidegger and Gadamer; the third element is the methodological dimension–represented principally by Emilio Betti. It is in the articulation of these three elements and the capacity of knowing how to manage them in function of a “veritative interpretation,” be it in the written text be it in the works of man, i.e. the so-called “representative forms,” that one can construct a “veritative hermeneutic” that serves as an alternative to a weak or nihilistic hermeneutic.

Key words: veritative hermeneutics, truth, intepretation, Gaspare Mura.



About Autoirony and Humor in Adam Zagajewski’s Verses


The author touches upon the issues of autoirony and humor in Adam Zagajewski’s poetry.  He shows how the irony, autoirony and humor are mutually intertwined, creating a subtle poetic world in these works.  The esthetic pieces analyzed by the author reveal the deepest meaning of Zagajewski’s systematic poetry, including within the sacred dimension.  That is why there are religious references in the article, through which the ontic status of the lirical hero is very precisely set in the analyzed verses.


Key words: Adam Zagajewski, poety, autoirony, humor



John Paul II as a Moral Authority in Polish Society


The author assumes that John Paul II’s charism – at least in a symbolical way – stopped the increasing tendencies within Polish society of permissivism and moral relativism and pragmatism in everyday life.  John Paul II for Polish society remains not only an authority and moral example, but most of all the one who with his whole life proved that it is worth being someone.  His authority in the sphere of sacrum was at the same time very human.  Even among those who think that in Polish society there is no longer any authority, these people tend to consider the Polish Pope to be a moral authority.

Without a doubt, the person of John Paul II positively influences the image of religiousness and the Church in Poland, even though empirically this influence is somewhat immortal.  The experiences related with the Pope’s illness and death had a heavy influence on the life of many Poles (the so-called “Papal year”).  One might, however, doubt whether Polish Catholicism - maintaining its fold and massive character during the post-war era, and also thanks to the sustaining influence of John Paul II, will maintain in the next few decades, after the Pope’s going away, its current character.  Even if John Paul II’s influence on the religious awareness and morality of Poles will decrease, then certainly it will be important and significant for a long time to come, and the social secularization of Polish society will occur at a slower pace (a creeping secularization).  It will certainly be a source of de-secularization in Poland, a guarantee that our country will remain “a particular case” in Europe.


Key Words: John Paul II, Pope, Church in Poland, secularization, religiousness, morality




Christian Social Ethics and Contemporary Forms of Solidarity In Carl Gabriel’s Sociology


Christian Social Ethics and Contemporary Forms of Solidarity In Carl Gabriel’s Sociology

The article presents the contribution of the German sociologist Carl Gabriel in the debate about the contemporary problems of social life and the issue of social solidarity.  His sociology of religion comprises an example of studies on society based on strict cooperation with theology and with Catholic Social Teaching, whose assumptions concern principles of social justice, and he tries to include the common good into the discussion on the topic of necessary social reforms and the future of societies and nations.  In his publications, Gabriel analyzes and clarifies the reasons for the crisis of the social welfare state, particularly paying attention to the problem of the relationship between individualising tendencies of modern society with older and newer forms of solidarity.

He points to the close bond between Catholic Social Teaching and ethical principles of contemporary social organization.  He dedicates lots of his reflections to the role of religion in the social citizenship sphere, as well as the Church’s charitable activities and its significance for the image of Christianity in the eyes of contemporary man.  He shows the way the presence of traditional Christian religion in the public sphere of discourse can contribute to resolving the most important social-moral problems of contemporary society, so that its development might be carried out while maintaining a human being’s rights.


Key Words: Sociology of religion, Christianity, Social Welfare State, Catholic Social Teaching, solidarity



The Petersburg Roots of the Catholic University of Lublin


The arising of the Catholic University in Lublin is inseparably linked with the Polish environment in Petersburg.  Fr. Idzi Radziszewski, the last rector of the Spiritual Academy in Petersburg, came to Lublin to co-create the Catholic college with a numerous team of professors related with the Spiritual Academy and the Priesthood formation Seminary, as well as the university and Higher Education Courses in Polish.  These educators, working in the Russian Empire, where interests of the Church and state were in sharp conflict, saw the need to form the Catholic intelligentsia as the condition for independence and rebuilding the country.  The intelligentsia was in the state to maintain the system and world of Christian values, to find a balance between science and faith and honestly work for the good of the nation.


Key words: The Catholic University of Lublin, Petersburg Spiritual Academy, Polish Courses in Higher Education, Idzi Radziszewski

Autor: Robert Kryński
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 20.10.2010, godz. 14:47 - Robert Kryński