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Antygrawitacyjne aspekty religijności człowieka
Anti-gravitational Aspects of Human Religiosity

Author(s): Czesław Walesa
Subject(s): Religion and science , Developmental Psychology, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: gravitation and anti-gravity; religiosity; secular areas; participation; the language about religiosity; the language of religiosity;

Summary/Abstract: Gravity is a natural force found in different dimensions. Mental gravity includes inertia, addiction, mindlessness and other similar processes or states. Anti-gravity, on the other hand, includes activity, freedom, openness, mindfulness, etc. Religiosity is a personal and positive relation of human to God. Processes of religiosity – according to its structural definition – include the following clusters of processes (parameters): (1) religious awareness, (2) religious feelings, (3) religious decisions (preferences), (4) a bond with a community of believers, (5) religious practices, (6) religious morality, (7) religious experiences, and (8) forms of confessing the faith (especially prayerful and sacrificial acts and the sense of mystery). The article is meant as an analysis of anti-gravitational processes of religiosity in the above mentioned domains. It presents a specific language about and a fragment of the language of religiosity.

  • Issue Year: 21/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 25-33
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish