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Type of publication: book
Type of publication (PDB): Mokslo studija / Study (K1b)
Field of Science: Teologija / Theology (H002)
Author(s): Jankūnas, Gediminas
Title: The Dictatorship of relativism : Pope Benedict XVI’s response
Extent: 336 p
Publishing data: New York : Society of St. Paul
Date: 2011
Note: Recenzentai : Enery de Gaál Ph.d.; Edward T.Oakes Ph.d
Bibliogr. : p. 269-270
Keywords: Reliatyvizmas;Benediktas 16-asis;Teologija;Religija;Ratzingeris J;Reliatyvizmas;Relativism;Pope Benedict 16th;Teology;Religion;Ratzinger Joseph;Relativism
ISBN: 9780818913167
Abstract: The origin of relativism has been traced back to the famous statement of the Greek philosopher Protagoras: “Man is the measure of all things, of those being that they are, of those not being, that they are not.” It is Pope Benedict XVI’s claim that in an unreflected, uncritical and naive way, the modern world has been ensnared into relativism. Because relativists do not accept anything as the absolute truth, scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church are considered contextual and therefore merely subjective in nature. This work shows how relativism was experienced by the young Joseph Ratzinger in Nazi Germany, how his world view was solidified when studying Augustine and Bonaventure, and how the Second Vatican Council, where he served as a peritus, was sensitive to this issue. His classic work on 20th century theology, Introduction to Christianity, was an attempt to overcome the rising tide of relativism as he saw it. This was further explored in the best-selling titles Truth and Tolerance and Without Roots. As Pope, he has returned to this subject time and again. The remedy he offers is profound yet simple: truth lies in Jesus Christ, the Church and her liturgy, that the deleterious effects of relativism might be overcome. His is the voice which proclaims the problem to the world; his is also the voice offering ways to overcome it
Affiliation(s): Katalikų teologijos fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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