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Title: The truth, theology, and God
Authors: Szymik, Jerzy
Keywords: God; Logos; Christianity; theology; philosophy; Christology; truth; freedom; sense; salvation; hope; modern times; post-modernity; relativism; forgiveness; consensus; tolerance
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Ruch Biblijny i Liturgiczny, Vol. 70, nr 2 (2017), s. 99-106
Abstract: Having been distorted since modern times, the notions of truth and freedom have been radically juxtaposed in post-modern worldviews, consequently resulting in the loss of key values: the truth is questioned, while freedom is determined and limited by worldly purposes. J. Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) shows that the terms are de facto, theologically important (Theological Hermeneutics); i.e., they can be fully and properly understood from the heart of Christian faith God is the right guarantor of the truth (involving the existence of the objective and judicious reality) and the Embodiment of God’s Son, Logos, is the ultimate argument for its attainability and cognizability. When Jesus said: “I am the truth” (John 14 : 6) He convinced that the truth is universal and belongs to God. Thereby, it remains universally binding; it is the appropriate basis of ethos. The truth constitutes the key to interpreting reality and is a superior (independent) criterion for its arrangement (also in the social and political sense). Thus, the task of Christianity and theology is to restore the proper, Christological understanding of truth and freedom for the world, as well as their inseparable, redemptive relationship: “the truth will set you free” (John 8 : 32).
DOI: 10.21906/rbl.567
ISSN: 0209-0872
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