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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Teologija / Theology (H002)
Author(s): Dulskis, Romualdas
Title: Akistata su šventumo fenomenu Antano Maceinos „Saulės giesmėje“ : A. Maceinos 100-osioms gimimo metinėms
Other Title: Facing the phenomenon of holiness in Antanas Maceina’s “The canticle of the sun”
Is part of: Soter : religijos mokslo žurnalas. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto leidykla, 31 (2009)
Extent: p. 25-35
Date: 2009
Keywords: Šventumas;Maceina, Antanas;"Saulės giesmė";Šv. Pranciškus Asyžietis;Holiness;Maceina, Antanas;"Canticle of the Sun";St. Francis of Assisi
Abstract: Šventųjų fenomenas krikščionybėje užima svarbią vietą. Ypač katalikiškoji ir ortodoksiškoji krikščionybė neįsivaizduojama be šventųjų gerbimo, jų palikto gyvenimo pavyzdžio akcentavimo, jų raštų studijų ir praktinio kasdienio jų užtarimo šaukimosi. Paradoksalu, kad nors šventieji susilaukia daug dėmesio tiek oficialiame, tiek privačiame Bažnyčios gyvenime, pateikti šventojo apibrėžimą nėra lengva užduotis
St. Francis of Assisi was a personage who, according to the eminent Lithuanian philosopher, Antanas Maceina, understood the purpose of a human life as a calling to glorify God with one’s entire being. The world view of the holy man from Assisi was, in the true sense of the word, holistic: in one sense, embracing the human being, God and nature and, in another, awakening all internal human powers to “sing” the wondrous and incessant hymn of life. Maceina wrote “Saulės giesmė” (“The Canticle of the Sun”) attempting to give the analysis of the philosophy of St. Francis’ life. Although Maceina used quite a lot of biographical data in his comprehensive monograph on Francis, he did not limit himself to factual material. He attempted to perceive the deep motives in the be-havior of a holy man. The phenomenon of the saints holds an important place in Christianity. Catholic and Orthodox Christianity are unimaginable without the esteem of the saints, the importance of their life examples, the studies of their scriptures and the practice of their daily intercession. It is paradoxical that, despite of the attention the saints receive in the official as well as private life of the Church, it is not an easy task to define the notion of a saint. In the first place, it would appear that a saint could be described as a person of greater than usual good-ness. However, a saint is not simply a very “good” or a very devoted person but also a very mysterious person. Antanas Maceina accurately notices that holiness manifests as virtues but it is not compiled of virtues. Holiness contains all virtues; however, it also contains something that provides it with a new quality of essence. In theo-logy it is called a heroic virtue. In real life, a saint often appears not only as a mysterious but also an unpredictablepersona. Rather frequently he/she undertakes actions which are unusual, novel and unexpected. [...]
Affiliation(s): Religijos studijų katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:SOTER: religijos mokslo žurnalas / SOTER: Journal of Religious Science 2009, nr. 31(59)
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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