The concept of the unity of the person in the thought of Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II)
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The concept of the unity of the person in the thought of Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) by Stephen J. Heaney

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Published by University Microfilms International in Ann Arbor, MI .
Written in English


  • John Paul -- II, -- Pope, -- 1920-2005 -- Contributions in theology,
  • Catholic Church

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This book will guide you through Wojtyla's thought. Be aware that this is not a substitute to Wojtyla's own writings. However, this book gives you a philosophical perspective into his writings thus, if you don't have the basic philosophical knowledge, it will be hard to example, it takes me a couple of times to read the same chapter before it clicks/5(5). In the book Person and Community: Selected Essays of Karol Wojtyla (Trans. Theresa Sandok OSM; Peter Lang: NY, ), the essay by Wojtyla “On the Dignity of the Human Person” is particularly striking because he speaks about that sum total of the dignity of the human person as often overlooked by many people. Wojtyla says, “Human beings. The thesis entitled, “The Dignity of the Human Person in Karol Wojtyla’s Concept of Participation” seeks towards an contextualization of the understanding on human dignity in St. Thomas. Karol Wojtyla, in his life before his election as Pope John Paul II, was a highly regarded philosopher in the Catholic University of Lublin. His major philosophical work is Person and Act, published in , to which I here begin to set myself. What follows is drawn from the Italian translation of the original Polish by Giuseppe Girgenti and Patrycja Mikulska, contained in the Italian language.

The Philosophy of Karol Wojtyla (Bologna, ) and the other is Karol Wojtyla and Contemporary European Thought (Bologna, ). These are interesting texts that show various bonds of Wojtyla with contemporary thought. Serretti’s introduction to this text is very important. For a broader text on Wojtyla and his thought, there’s a book by File Size: KB. An important milestone of 20th Century philosophy was the rise of personalism. After the crimes and atrocities against millions of human beings in two World Wars, especially the Second, some philosophers and other thinkers began to seek arguments showing the value of each human being, to expose and denounce the folly of political structures that violate the inalienable rights of the individual Authors: Miguel Acosta, Universidad de Navarra (PhD).   Editorial Reviews. From the Reviews: "The Acting Person represents a major effort to rethink the human reality in the face of the many frozen assumptions which dominate contemporary thought." (Professor Benjamin Schwartz, Harvard University) "This powerful phenomenological study will have lasting impact on those concerned with the contemporary conception of Man."Brand: Springer Netherlands. Wojtyla can be said to be both a Thomist and a phenomenologist, he is ultimately a personalist. The person is the touchstone for Wojtyla's thought and the only basis upon which the integration of the objective philosophy of being and the subjective philosophy of consciousness can occur.5 Wojtyla and the Aristotelian-Thomistic Tradition.

  What we do know is that Wojtyla characterizes The Acting Person as his "central philosophical work" (AP, xxi). (16) We also know that Wojtyla conceived of The Acting Person as an innovative, if not groundbreaking, book that provides a "new approach to the human being," an approach rooted in his "personal effort" to "face the major issues themselves concerning life, nature, and the . Taken from the Italian translation of “Persona e Atto” (Person and Act) from the original Polish by Giuseppe Girgenti and Patrycja Mikulska, contained in the Italian language compendium of all Wojtyla’s philosophical works Metafisica della Persona, Giovanni Reale . Philosophy of Karol Wojtyla Jove Jim S. Aguas Abstract: Karol Wojtyla or John Paul II is more well known for his Papacy and for his teachings and writings as the Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church for over a quarter of century. He wrote extensively about the dignity of the human person and defined the social doctrine of the Church. Saint Pope John Paul II (Latin: Ioannes Paulus II), born Karol Józef Wojtyła was elected Pope at the Conclave of 16 October , and he took the name of John Paul II. On 22 October, the Lord's Day, he solemnly inaugurated his Petrine ministry as the rd successor to the Apostle/5.