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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: Edukologija / Education (S007)
Author(s): Rugevičiūtė, Rita Giedrė
Title: Gyvenimo prasmės ieškojimo problemiškumas ir krikščionybės atsakas
Other Title: Complexity of meaning of life search and the response of the Christianity
Is part of: Soter : religijos mokslo žurnalas. Kauans : Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto leidykla, 2010, [T.] 33 (61)
Extent: p. 137-150
Date: 2010
Keywords: Tikybos mokymas;Gyvenimo prasmė;Globalizacija;Individualizacija;Transcendentinė tikrovė;Būtis;Buvimas su kitu;Santykis su Esančiuoju;Viltis;Religious education;Meaning of life;Globalization;Individualization;Transcendent reality;Existence;Co-existence with others;Relationship with the “Existing” (Exodus 3:14);Hope
Abstract: Straipsnyje analizuojant globalizacijos fenomeną, šiuolaikinės visuomenės aspektus, anketinės apklausos būdu tiriant Lietuvos katalikiškojo jaunimo pasaulėžiūros gaires, skverbiantis į filosofines gyvenimo prasmės refleksijas bei Kristaus mokslo slėpinius, t. y. stengiantis aprėpti kuo platesnę tiriamąją sritį, mėginama įrodyti gyvenimo prasmės klausimo svarbą šiuolaikinio žmogaus gyvenime
Aren’t we afraid nowadays of raising questions: what is it that gives meaning to our lives; what is the source of vitality and whether faith is able to help a human to give meaning to his or her life? The objective of the article is to discuss the issue of person‘s meaning of life as an issue of a contemporary human in relation to faith. In the introduction the impact of the globalized world on a personality is identified. The modern world has dissipated the space of locale, systems and traditions, and created the conditions for the development of distant relationship between persons, nations and cultures. A contemporary human confronts many challenges, abundance of possibilities, indeterminacy of value orientations, and the pressure of economic laws. All this impels us to reflect upon deciding where to go, why to choose one or another direction, or avoiding transition into impersonal agent in the stream of ever-changing information. The experience of unsafety brings a person back to the introspection, self-examination and search for spiritual depth in religion. The first part discusses the social configurations of Western society in relation to person’s life destination search. The legitimacy of the problem of the meaning of life in human arises when the meaning of his or her life becomes “fragile”. What are the values on which a human builds while developing his goals of life? Modern society interposed individualism. Sociologist Beck ascribed the following elements of individualism: liberation; loss of stability and new social control. The consequence of these processes is fear and sense of insecurity in humans. Although the opportunities for a person have expanded, however, they got trapped into existing illusions implying that one can create, manage and control everything. Therefore, failure intimidates, causes anxiety or even a threat to the meaning of life
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Švietimo akademija
Appears in Collections:SOTER: religijos mokslo žurnalas / SOTER: Journal of Religious Science 2010, nr. 33(61)
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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