Particularities of Social Gospel in Inalienable Aspect of Theological Interpretation I€ Cover Image

Špecifiká sociálneho evanjelia v €nescudziteľnom aspekte teologickej interpretácie I
Particularities of Social Gospel in Inalienable Aspect of Theological Interpretation I€

Discernment in a€ Prism of the Academic Level and in the Looking on Conscience and the Content of Notion Parrhesia

Author(s): Ivan Kútny
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Theology and Religion
Published by: Teologická fakulta Trnavskej univerzity
Keywords: social theory;conscience;theological interpretation;parrhesia;common good;

Summary/Abstract: The author in appealing to the Encyclical of Benedict XVI. Caritas in veritate suggests that it is not the Church’s task to enforce its social theory politically. It intends only to serve to the formation of conscience in politics and to contribute to the greater clarity of the true requirements of the justice. In the context of possible connections he mentions the particularity of the relation between the God and the man which already consists in the relational and social aspect of human nature. In looking on drama in the social level he points out the purity of intention and the discernment in the area of the gift of love or justice. He explicitly specifies some key notions. He draws attention to the man, who is explored by the Church in the mystery of salvation. The Church through the historical advancement wants to announce the gospel to the men of all times – the source of the true hope and of the true joy while travelling of historical ripening. Beside the Gospel of the God’s love for man, the Gospel of dignity of the person and the Gospel of life which are the only and undistinguishing gospel, we find in the magisterial documents also the mention of the Gospel of work. The contribution examines the nature of social theory of Catholic Church and the inalienable bind of this theory with the moral theology. The author affirms that the social theory of Catholic Church has explicitly theological-moral nature which is supported by the pope John Paul II through the threefold intervention of his encyclicals. The contribution quotes mostly the texts of selected magisterial documents of Catholic Church of the last decades, including the documents of the Second Vatican Council.

  • Issue Year: 3/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 37-50
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Slovak