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Wiara jako aksjologiczny fundament ludzkiej egzystencji
Faith as the Axiomatic Foundation of Human Existence

Author(s): Józef Zabielski
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Kuria Metropolitalna Białostocka
Keywords: existential emptiness; discovering the meaning of life; God as the source and goal of human existence; religious faith; love; moral life; the teaching of the Church; new evangelization;

Summary/Abstract: The rationality of the human nature of human beings demands an exploration of the meaning and purpose of his existence and of the fundamental norms of human existence. Human efforts in this regard concentrate around religious faith, which is a value of a normative nature. A lack of faith in God introduces man into a state of existential emptiness that is revealed in a cognitive disorientation and in getting lost on an axiological and moral level. On the other hand, the recognition of God in an act of faith and a personal relationship with Him allows a person to know the source and purpose of one’s existence and the rights and obligations of life. The analysis of this issue in this article revolves around two issues: 1. Faith as a verification of the meaning of human existence; 2. Faith as a moral-evangelical normative of human existence.

  • Issue Year: 31/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 145-158
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish