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Ks. Henryk Witczyk: „Obraz Boży” w człowieku i jego implikacje

Ks. Mirosław S. Wróbel: Od lektury Słowa Bożego do chrześcijańskiego czynu – doświadczenie Szkoły Słowa Bożego i lectio divina

Ks. Wojciech Węgrzyniak: Aksjologiczne odczytanie dekalogu

Andrzej Szostek MIC: Prawo naturalne: dar czy fikcja?

Jan Mazur OSPPE: W poszukiwaniu kryteriów dla refleksji moralnej w sprawach społecznych 



Recenzje i omówienia


Ks. Ryszard Groń: 45. Międzynarodowy Kongres Studiόw Mediewistycznych – Konferencja Studiόw Cysterskich, Kalamazoo, 13-16 maja 2010


Agnieszka Bielak: „Potrzeba sacrum” – konferencja dedykowana pamięci Profesor Marii Jasińskiej-Wojtkowskiej

Ks. Piotr Kot, rec.: Mirosław S. Wróbel, Studia z Ewangelii Janowej, Tarnów: Biblos, 2010


Ks. Marian Radwan: Trzecia Rzesza w świetle archiwów watykańskich, rec.: Wolf Hubert, Papst und Teufel. Die Archive des Vatikan und das Dritte Reich, München: Verlag C.H. Beck, 2008


Ks. Dariusz Tułowiecki, rec.: Janusz Mariański, Emigracja z Kościoła. Religijność młodzieży polskiej w warunkach zmiany społecznej, Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL, 2008


Arkadiusz Gudaniec, rec.: Ján Letz, Personalistické metafyziky (z cyklu: Kresťanská filozofia 20. storočia a jej perspektívy), Trnava-Bratislava: Typi Universitatis Tyrnaviensis & Veda, 2006


Ks. Tomasz Duma, rec.: Ján Letz, Kresťanská filozofia 20. storočia a jej perspektívy. II. Novotomistické metafyziky, Trnawa: Typi Universitatis Tyrnaviensis, 2007


Ks. Tomasz Duma, rec.: Ján Letz, Kresťanská filozofia 20. storočia a jej perspektívy. III. Netomistické metafyziky (realistické, spiritualistické, existencialistické, genuínno kresťanské a postmoderné), Trnawa: Typi Universitatis Tyrnaviensis, 2009


Ks. Ryszard Groń, rec.: Aelred z Rievaulx, O duszy, Kęty: Wydawn. Marek Derewiecki, 2009 



Z życia uniwersytetu


Diariusz wydarzeń uniwersyteckich (kwiecień–czerwiec 2010)






„The Image of God” in Man and Its Implications


The article pertains to the link between the Bible and morality. This link has become the subject of a research of the Pontifical Biblical Commission. The result of this research is “The Bible and the Morality”. The keyword that describes the link between the Bible and morality is the concept of revealed morality, which has been defined as a vision of life, which is the man’s answer to the three great gifts of God: the gift of a personal life, the gift of Covenant and the gift of Christ. The first and fundamental gift is the creation of man accomplished by God in His own image. This image is a dynamic gift, which results in man’s development at two levels: vertical and horizontal. The vertical aspect reveals the inner attachment of a man to his Creator, man’s orientation towards the Creator. The horizontal aspect is an inscription of a man in the history of salvation. The salvation history is the process which emancipates man from his basic – related to sexuality and evanescence – confines, from his sin and ultimately – from death. The image of God in man can be characterised by six attributes that differentiate man from other creatures and make him a subject of moral acting: sobriety, freedom, mission to creatively shape the world and himself, the ability to emulate God, mission to be himself – in relation of love to God and to people, the mission to discover the holiness of the human life. The fact that man has the image of God inside implies four moral implications: 1) the aim of life must be the pursuance of God, love towards God and desire to participate in His life, desire of union with Him; 2) respect for the absolute life values; 3) equality of all people; 4) accentuation that every person is unique.


Key words: the Bible, revealed morality, the image of God in man



From Reading God’s Word to Christian Act
– the Experience of the School of God’s Word and Lectio Divina


The article deals with a problem of prayerful meeting with the Word of God, which should mould human existence. The author presents current Church teaching, which exhorts to fruitful return to the Gospel which can be done by prayerful reading of the Bible. This issue became the main topic of the XII Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops debated in Rome on October 2008 and the latest exhortation of Benedict XVI “Verbum Domini.” There is a particular emphasis placed on spiritual reading of the Bible as lectio divina in its historic and communional aspect. The author accentuates the import of a proper listening to God’s Word and its actualisation in life. He came to a conclusion that reading lectio divina, which was faithfully practised in community of the Church, leads to take a part in God’s wisdom and to assimilate the Word. Thanks to this one can concentrate his life on what is the most important and can link his faith with his life.


Key words: the School of God’s Word, lectio divina, biblical priesthood



Una lettura assiologica del Decalogo


L’articolo intitolato “Una lettura assiologica del Decalogo” è una riflessione teologico-pastorale sul valore del Decalogo.

Nella prima parte vengono presentate alcune informazioni generali riguardanti il Decalogo quali nomenclatura e differenze tra le due versioni (Es, Dt).

Nel seguito si individuano cinque pilastri della lettura assiologica del Decalogo: 1. La necessità della lettura nel contesto più ampio possibile; 2. La comprensione dei Dieci Comandamenti quale risposta al dono della liberazione; 3. La libertà nell’accoglienza del Decalogo; 4. L’insufficienza del Decalogo nella luce dell’insegnamento di Gesù; 5. La necessità del Decalogo nella luce della vita spirituale quale ponte tra la schiavitù dell’Egitto e la Pentecoste.

Nell’ultima parte vengono proposti e spiegati cinque esempi concreti della lettura assiologica del Decalogo. Cercando di focalizzarsi sull’attualizzazione dei Dieci Comandamenti nel mondo di oggi si toccano gli argomenti seguenti:  santificare le feste nella vita dei sacerdoti, onorare cioè valorizzare i genitori, essere fedele prima e dopo il matrimonio, dominare i desideri, trovare il valore della parola “no”.

Nella conclusione si ricorda che questo saggio era un umile tentativo di attualizzare il valore del Decalogo invitando i lettori alla lettura assiologica del Decalogo.



Natural Law: the Gift or a Fiction?


The author’s answer to the question from the title is that natural law is a priceless gift. The Bible presupposes the understanding of morality that refers to those elements of human nature which are accessible to natural cognition and morally significant. It allows to enter into a dialogue with non-Christians and recognise basic life rules of particular human persons and societies that is obligatory for all. In the first part of the article there are mentioned the most important elements of St. Thomas Aquinas’ doctrines of natural law. The importance of human activity is emphasized especially in this doctrine. In the second part of the article the author emphasizes the meaning and significance of the basic rule of natural law: “Do good and avoid evil.” In this context he discusses two extreme interpretations of this law: naturalistic fallacy (which underplays human activity by its realisation of natural law) and the mistake of creationism (where freedom is unduly accentuated). The third part of the article is devoted to the meaning of the parable of the Good Samaritan. Its analysis leads to a conclusion that although biblical morality is original, at the bottom of this morality is – accessible  for natural cognition – basic moral law, which has to be respected, so that morality based on the Bible was not distorted by fundamentalist interpretations, which can lead to change of the rule of love into the opposite: disdain and detestation.


Key words: morality, ethic, natural law



In search of criteria for moral reflection in social matters


The text presented by the author expresses the opinion about criteria for moral reflection in social matters. It is a direct reference to the document of Pontifical Biblical Commission “The Bible and Morality. The Biblical Roots of Christian Conduct” (Bibbia e morale. Radici bibliche dell’agire cristiano, 11 may 2008). The article deals with revealed morality, which is the pivotal premise of the document. It points to general (basic) and detailed criteria proposed by the Pontifical Biblibal Commission. This Criteria allow to make a proper moral choice according to biblical revelation.

General criteria has been especially accentuated because of their direct application to social life matters. The first criterion means accordance with biblical vision of human being, while the other means accordance with Jesus’ example. In reference to the second criterion there is a proposition that it can be expressed in more concrete form. The thing is that there should be a question about the relation to the Kingdom of God proclaimed by Jesus rather than reference to Jesus’ example. There is an important question: to what extent a particular social initiative, enterprise, juridical solution, social device enter into building that Kingdom. The propounded option has a vital existential meaning in the universal dimension. It also pertains to all people, not only to Christians and Catholics.

The shift of the emphasis from “Jesus’ example” to “building His kingdom” would be more clear in the realisation aspect. It seems that the proposition of such criterion creates a chance of more realistic look at Jesus’ example. This example would not be in the role of an order or a law, but most of all it would become the rule of life, also a rule of social, economic and political life.


Key words: Jesus Christ, revealed morality, moral criteria, social life, common good, the Kingdom of God



Autor: Robert Kryński
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 17.01.2012, godz. 11:07 - Robert Kryński