God and Human Beings in a Dialogically Oriented Theology Cover Image

Bóg i człowiek w teologii zorientowanej dialogicznie
God and Human Beings in a Dialogically Oriented Theology

Author(s): Marcin Składanowski
Subject(s): Comparative Studies of Religion, Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: dialogue; dialogicity; philosophy of dialogue; dialogical theology;

Summary/Abstract: The idea of dialogue in philosophical and theological anthropology emphasizes the dignity proper to each human being as a person, and also the human social nature. In the 20th century many humanists rediscovered the idea of interpersonal dialogue. In the philosophical thought this idea is present in the works of Jewish thinkers: Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig and Emmanuel Levinas.But the notion of dialogue can also be useful in Christian theological language.The article looks at the notion of dialogue in the definition of the relationship between God and human beings from the perspective of Christian Personalism. A “dialogically oriented theology”shows the relationship between God and man as a dialogue based on divine grace. The dignity of every human person is rooted in the vocation to dialogue with the persons of the Holy Trinity. This dialogue with God defines human beings in their relation to the world. The dialogue goes far beyond everyday life and finds its fulfilhnent in eternal dialogue with God and with the connnunity of the redeemed.

  • Issue Year: 27/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 149-165
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish