By Berard L. Marthaler, Richard E.McCarron, Gregory F. LaNave
This preamble to the revised version of the recent Catholic Encyclopedia makes a speciality of the hold forth of Pope John Paul II and on occasions within the final many years of the 20th century. Promising an analogous scholarship and complete insurance praised within the NCE, the Jubilee quantity is a registry of individuals and matters that formed the Church within the interval after the second one Vatican Council. Their significance lies within the impression they've got had on shaping the way forward for the Church because it crosses the edge from one millennium to the next.
The quantity has targeted components. the 1st is a chain of interpretative essays that survey advancements and examine the foundations that experience decided church coverage within the years of Pope John Paul's hold forth. They hint political and cultural affects that shaped the outlook and values that Karol Wojtyla introduced with him from Poland to Rome and to the area. all the authors makes a speciality of a specific element: his personalist philosophy, method of theology, social idea, implementation of Vatican II, and ecumenical matters. The essays exhibit that his imaginative and prescient and impact go beyond theological matters and expand well past the institutional Church to easy human rights and relations values, to the humanities and technology, to economics and geopolitics.
The moment a part of the quantity follows the conventional encyclopedia layout in reporting the challenging info that one expects to discover in a reference paintings: dates, position names, information regarding humans, associations, and occasions. a massive portion of this moment half provides thumbnail sketches of hundreds and hundreds of saints and beati declared through John Paul II.
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Despite that, after his ordination and the completion of a theological dissertation on the notion of faith in St. John of the Cross, he was assigned the task of a second doctoral work, so that he might fill the position of professor of ethics at the newly reorganized Catholic University of Lublin. He taught there from 1954 to 1957 and continued to hold the chair in ethics until his elevation to the papacy. Background: Kant and Scheler The topic suggested for his doctoral work was the possibility of founding a Christian ethics based upon the philosophy of Max Scheler, the early-twentieth-century phenomenologist.
Ethical values, then, differ from other values. I may have a fine technical skill, be a first-rate engineer or musician, and yet be a bad person; or conversely, I may be a poor piano-player and yet a good person. Only ethical values determine the worth of the person as a whole and precisely as a person. In setting forth the elements of his method, Wojtyła begins with the phenomenological device of bracketing. He places consciousness ‘‘before the brackets’’ and the various elements of the composite human person within the brackets: these include his or her physiological processes, feelings, drives, the subconscious tendencies, the cognitive processes—all fall within the brackets.
Furthermore, his death on the Cross speaks—that is to say 34 NEW CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA GOD IN THE WORLD it expresses the inscrutable depth of his suffering and abandonment. The Church never ceases to relive his death on the Cross and his Resurrection. (RH 7) Clearly, then, John Paul II’s theology of the Second Person of the Trinity is deliberately and almost exclusively soteriological, and more radically, as will be shown shortly, anthropocentric. ’’ (RH 7). It is in the light of this soteriological question that John Paul II develops his Christology.