"Ewangelia dziecka" - kilka refleksji o potencjale religijnym dziecka
"A Child's Evangelism" - Some Reflections about Religious Potential of a Child

Author(s): Lidia Marszałek
Subject(s): Sociology of Religion
Published by: Państwowa Szkoła Wyższa im. Papieża Jana Pawła II w Białej Podlaskiej
Keywords: child; religion; religiosity

Summary/Abstract: Early and middle childhood is the best time for shaping religiosity of a child because religious structures of holistic character. Childhood is characterised by significant openness and religious readiness. Sensitivity to religion is much stronger in case of children than in case of adults, because this experience is purely intuitive, and it is not contaminated with reasonable intellectualism. The relation with God goes beyond an intellectual ground and it takes place deep inside at the existential level, therefore children, because of their special qualities, have exceptional abilities of experiencing this relation in an intuitive way.The following treatise is to characterise the special character of a child’ religiosity in the context of their natural qualities of development and to determine the aspects which make the direct contact with God so “unique and inimitable” in case of children.

  • Issue Year: 9/2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 78-83
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish