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Zbawienie – uwolnienie – uzdrowienie
Salvation – Liberation – Healing

Author(s): Grzegorz Barth
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: salvation; liberation; healing; Zbawienie; wyzwolenie; uzdrowienie

Summary/Abstract: The article concerns the interrelation between the three soteriological categories: salvation, liberation and healing, in order to better highlight their characteristics and, above all, to show their complementarity. After discussing the initial issues related to etymology and the contemporary spiritual, religious and social context, salvation is presented in the light of the three phenomena present in today’s piety: fatalism, dolorism, and demonism that distort its proper meaning. Then salvation was shown in the perspective of human aspirations for liberation: first in historical approach, bringing out the difficulties what kind of relationship he encountered, especially in the last three centuries, and in the second part – in the theological approach, which the center is the work of Christ, realized in the Holy Spirit. It was supplemented in the last part of the article, where it was proved that liberation and healing always indicate the fullness of salvation of the human being.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 9-31
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish