rss_2.0Poznań Theological Studies FeedSciendo RSS Feed for Poznań Theological Studiesń Theological Studies 's Cover, Smallpox and Cholera: from Isolated Contamination to Pandemic: Deadly Infectious Diseases in the Memoirs of Father Pochard (1800–1831)<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Summary</title> <p>The article presents three examples from the writings of the French émigré — Father Pochard. Through individual tuberculosis, the smallpox epidemic on a village scale and then the international cholera pandemic observed in Poland, the article shows the reactions of contemporaries. 190 years after the passage of the second cholera pandemic in Poland, it is interesting to note that the health policy of the authorities, but also the individual and collective reactions, closely looked like those we experience today in Europe affected by the second wave of Covid-19.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-12-30T00:00:00.000+00:00Missionaries of Indians according to the First Three Councils of Lima Critique of Liberal Capitalism in the Light of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński’s Personalistic Concept of Socio-Economic Life Calls Resulting from the Gift of the Eucharist in the Teaching of Pope Benedict XVI Significance of the Method in Theology Doctrinal Arguments against the Admission of Persons of Homosexual Orientation to the Sacrament of Holy Orders Theological Assessment of the Covenant between Judas Maccabeus and Rome: an Intertextual Analysis of 1 Macc 8:17–20<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Summary</title> <p>What was the biblical interpretation of the Jews’ conduct in the final stage of the history of Israel in the context of the Law of Moses right before the times of the New Testament? The proposed exegesis of 1 Macc 8:17–20, which describes the covenant between Judas Maccabeus and the Roman republic, strives to discover the theological evaluation of the behavior of the revolt’s leader conducted by the author of the book. The intertextual method is particularly helpful in discovering the right understanding of the text. This method enables one to purposefully combine the expressions found in the consecutive verses with the same expressions found in the earlier biblical books. The theology that underlies these books will reveal the right sense of the studied passage of 1 Macc. It turns out that the theological evaluation is totally different than the political evaluation, the latter being solely taken into consideration in historical-literary analyses and commentaries. The biblical author has a restrained stance toward the political success of the Maccabees. He wants to reveal their conduct in the context of the Lord’s Law, which strongly proves that the First Book of Macca-bees should belong to the canon of the inspired texts.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-12-30T00:00:00.000+00:00A Theological Assessment of the Covenant between Judas Maccabeus and Rome: an Intertextual Analysis of 1 Macc 8:17–20 the Shadow of an Abdication: The Art and Cult of Saint Popes on the Example of the Tomb of Boniface VIII in the Vatican Basilicaît-Dominique de la Soujeole, , Éditions du Cerf, Paris 2021<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Summary</title> <p>Fraternity and paternity are two concepts that have appeared frequently in recent documents of the Church’s Teaching Office. They are meant to bring closer the complex structure of the relationships that exist between the individual members of the Church. Their spiritual understanding is based not on abstraction, but on the biological experience known to man. Paternity and fraternity are concepts related to family and social life, and when applied to religious space, they do not retain their universal and fundamental understanding. Fr Benoît-Dominique de la Soujeole OP’s book is a theological reflection on the understanding of the concepts of paternity and fraternity and their implications for priests and spiritual directors.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-12-30T00:00:00.000+00:00A Complicated ‘Denominator’ of the Beginnings of the History of the Charismatic Renewal in the Roman Catholic Church of the Meaning of the Word ‘Coincidence’ in the Context of the Problem of Moral Luck Reflection by Kazimierz Wójtowicz on the Biblical Pericope Lk (24:13–55): On the Series (Emmaus — Verse by Verse) of the Mission in Preaching of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in the Light of the Encyclical News in the Mass Media<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Summary</title> <p>The Church must tirelessly seek appropriate means and language to effectively proclaim every person’s universal vocation to salvation. Today’s witnesses to the Gospel should use the potential of old and new means of communication in preaching and ministry. Above all, they should revive in themselves the courage to settle on ‘new areopaguses’. The most important goal of evangelization is to bring every person to an encounter with Christ, who is the main content of the proclaimed Good News. The authors of this monograph did not forget about it. By showing both the enormous possibilities and certain limitations of the new media in proclaiming the Gospel to the world, they first asked themselves whether those countless texts, images and sounds that fill today’s periodicals, radio, television, film truly reflect the face of Christ and let His voice be heard.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-12-30T00:00:00.000+00:00The Book of Deuteronomy as a Theological Source for the Concept of Memorial () in the Liturgical Year<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Summary</title> <p>The article discusses the concept of memorial (<italic>anamnesis</italic>) in relation to the liturgical year and argues that within the Old Testament theology the Book of Deuteronomy constitutes the main theological source for the concept. The liturgical calendar is not a simple calendar in which the dates of various feasts of the Church are indicated. It is important to note that the liturgical calendar presents the saving mystery of Jesus Christ, but in a manner spread over time. In order to understand the anametic dimension of the liturgical year, it is necessary to indicate the meaning of the feast in the Holy Scriptures. Especially, on the basis of the Book of Deuteronomy, also known as the “Book of Remembrance”, it is shown that each biblical feast is an anamnesis, that is, the presence of a specific event in the history of salvation. This understanding of the feast also exists in the liturgy of the Church. The importance of the liturgical year comes primarily from the close relationship with the mystery of Christ. Each feast makes the “here” and “now” of the saving act of Jesus Christ present. It happens thanks to the presence and action of the Holy Spirit in the liturgy of the Church.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-12-30T00:00:00.000+00:00Agnieszka Łoza, Paweł Beyga, , wyd. Leksem Studio, Żmigród 2021, ss. 169<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Summary</title> <p>In the opinion of Bogdan Ferdek, the new book of Agnieszka Łoza and Paweł Beyga is a special theological report on the state of the Church in Poland. During the pandemic time since 2021 the Catholic Church has had to search for solving problems in the Christian community. According to the authors of this new book, in the Polish Catholic Church two kinds of problems can be discovered. Firstly, there is a problem with morality among the clergy, the problems of sexual abuse and teaching the Catholic religion in Polish schools. Conversely, there is a problem related to the secularization of Polish people. Bogdan Ferdek in his review showed that the new book of two young Polish theologians is an answer to very important questions in the Polish Christendom in the time of the pandemic.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-12-30T00:00:00.000+00:00Approaching the Bible Through Fables. A Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Publication of<abstract><title style='display:none'>Summary</title><p>Nowadays, Catholic exegetes interpret the Bible using a variety of methods and approaches. The most important of these are mentioned in the document entitled <italic>The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church</italic>. More than 25 years have passed since this act was published. This article wants to commemorate this event. It proposes an approach to the Bible through fables. The application of the proposed approach undoubtedly enriches the interpretation of the Scriptures. This thesis is demonstrated by the application of two fables motifs: <italic>fish</italic> and <italic>laughter</italic>. In fables, <italic>fish</italic> and <italic>laughter</italic> quite often mark the beginning of a new stage in the life of a certain protagonist or even become the causative agent of pregnancy, i.e. a new life. Paying attention to these ideas enables a better understanding of those biblical texts that also contain themes of <italic>fish</italic> and <italic>laughter</italic>.</p></abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-13T00:00:00.000+00:00Tomasz M. Dąbek OSB, , Wydawnictwo Benedyktynów, Tyniec–Kraków, 2019, ss. 98<abstract><title style='display:none'>Abstract</title><p>The Book of Psalms is one of the most popular and most read Bible books. For over 2,000 years, both Jews and Christians — including Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox Christians — have been reading it. It is worth emphasizing, however, that this is not an easy book. It was created in a culture foreign to us, in a foreign language (Hebrew — biblical) — it was written by people with a different mentality than ours. Therefor to understand it, you need the right knowledge. Unfortunately, this can only be obtained at theological faculties. It is known, however, that not all Bible readers feel called to study theology. Many exegetes understand this and write comments for them on Bible books, including the Book of Psalms.</p><p>One of these exegetes is Fr. professor Tomasz M. Dąbek, the author of the book: <italic>To pray with Psalms</italic>, which was published in 2019 in Tyniec–Krakow. He divided his dissertation into several parts, which he titled: <italic>Introduction</italic> (pp. 7–8), <italic>Psalter as a prayer book of the People of God of the First Covenant</italic> (pp. 9–44), <italic>Psalms in the New Testament</italic> (pp. 45–58), <italic>Psalter as a prayer book to monks, consecrated persons and clergy</italic> (pp. 59–68), <italic>Psalter in the liturgy and in the personal prayer of a Christian</italic> (pp. 69–74), <italic>Thoughts about some Psalms</italic> (pp. 75–94), <italic>Summary</italic> (pp. 95–96) and <italic>Bibliographic proposals</italic> (pp. 97–98).</p><p>This review presents his book.</p></abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-13T00:00:00.000+00:00The Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification — 20 Years Later<abstract><title style='display:none'>Summary</title><p>The <italic>Joint Declaration on Justification</italic> is the greatest achievement in the Catholic-Lutheran theological dialogue. In connection with the 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the signing of the <italic>Joint Declaration</italic>, the critical points of this document will be recalled. However, the document deserves much more than a reminder: its reception should continue. The lack of reception of the <italic>Joint Declaration</italic> would be a step backwards for Lutherans and Catholics on their way from conflict to community. Therefore, this paper will indicate the selected attempts of the reception of the <italic>Declaration</italic>. A threat to the <italic>Declaration</italic> would be not only the lack of reception, but also the context of post-modernity. Polish Catholic theologians have undertaken the task of reception of the <italic>Joint Declaration</italic>, and so it is in progress. Many treaties of dogmatic theology have room for the doctrine of justification. The task of the reception of the <italic>Joint Declaration</italic> it is not a matter of reinterpreting the whole of dogmatic theology in the light of the doctrine of justification, but of broadening individual treaties by showing their connection with justification. The teaching of justification is incomprehensible to many contemporary people, who are no longer interested in Martin Luther’s question, “where will I find a gracious God?”, that is, where will I find justification of a sinner by grace. The contemporary man does not consider himself to be a sinner at all, but a victim of various circumstances, and therefore, he seems to be reversing the problem: it is God, and not man, who needs justification, e.g. God should justify Himself before people because He allowed Auschwitz. While in the field of theology we find this reversal of the understanding of justification, outside theology, the terms used in the <italic>Joint Declaration</italic> no longer belong to the idiolect of the contemporary man. This applies above all to such terms as grace, sin and justification. Instead, we are witnessing a reinterpretation of these terms in the spirit of <italic>deep ecology</italic> promoted by the New Age movement.</p></abstract>ARTICLE2021-04-13T00:00:00.000+00:00en-us-1