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Donum libertatis o trudnym darze wolności
Donum libertatis. The difficult gift of freedom

Author(s): Jan Wolski
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Metaphysics, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Ontology
Published by: Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne w Łodzi
Keywords: John Paul II; law; truth; freedom; enslavement;

Summary/Abstract: Human freedom is an extraordinary gift of God. It is intrinsically related to the truth and dignity of the human person created in God’s image. Freedom is a sign of God’s love for man and must be used properly. To understand the meaning of freedom, though requiring effort, will always bear much fruit. In fact, this understanding determines our moral life. Unfortunately, in contemporary society the essential bond between truth, the good and freedom has been largely lost or ignored. Yet, using and understanding this freedom is the primary task of every human being. Arriving at authentic freedom can be difficult because it depends upon fidelity to truth and love. The response to this nexus of freedom to truth and morality to faith is the essential form of every Christian vocation.

  • Issue Year: 18/2009
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 305-319
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish