Dialog Teologic XXIII/46 (2020)

Dialog Teologic XXIII/46 (2020)
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Eremia-Ionuţ Imbrişcă
La direzione spirituale come relazione di aiuto
This article, entitled The spiritual direction as a relationship based on offering help highlights the task of the Spiritual Director, who walks alongside the seminarian, aiding him in the art of discernment. This ongoing process is always under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, who works through the gifts of the Spiritual Director and the seminarian. In this article, we will begin with the fact that, in order to accompany someone in spiritual growth it is necessary to engage well in a period of discernment. Both spiritual direction and discernment bear fruit under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Petru Ciobanu
Incurrunt in excommunicationem: brief history of canonic punishment of abortion
According to the 1983 Code of Canon Right, the person guilty of abortion, followed by the effect, automatically falls into the excommunication latae sententiae given to the bishop. This article sets out the penalties for this crime, which the Second Vatican Council called an “abominable crime” (GS 51). The punishments based on the Holy Scripture are reviewed, then those provided by the councils of the first millennium and those proposed by the patristic teaching, and then, to analyze the penitential manuals and Byzantine right, following the presentation of abortion punishments in medieval jurisprudence and pontifical teaching until the codification of canon right. At the end, the text shows the punishments prescribed by the codes of canon right – that of 1917, that of 1983 and that of the Eastern Churches –, ending with an incursion into Orthodox law.

Leon Pişta
Der mariologische Ansatz von Joseph Ratzinger
In diesem Artikel wird es den mariologischen Ansatz von Joseph Ratzinger analysiert. Dessen erster Teil skizziert drei methodische Aspekte, die für eine redliche Auslegung der Enzyklika „Redemptoris Mater“ von Papst Johannes Paul II. wichtig sind. Nach der Skizzierung dieser drei methodischen Aspekte werden drei inhaltliche Schwerpunkte der Enzyklika präsentiert. Der zweite Teil des Artikels analysiert das Buch „Die Tochter Zion“ von Joseph Ratzinger. Hier werden die drei großen Mariendogmen ausgelegt, und zwar: Maria, Jungfrau und Gottesmutter, ihr Freisein von der Erbsünde und die Aufnahme des Leibes und der Seele Marias in die himmlische Herrlichkeit.

Ciprian Fechetă
Christian Creationism and Scientific Evolutionism
The question regarding the origin of man is one of the oldest ones. But it came again at the surface of wondering with the anthropological revolution caused by Charles Darwin in the 19th century with his evolutionary theory about natural selection. Nowadays, after more than one century, after the scientific crisis, after the Intelligent design debate, on calmer water, the truth about creationism, evolutionism and their relationship seem clearer. But before assuming a certain position concerning those two it is needed a process of understanding the roots of such visions, their intentions, and their consequences.

Dialog Teologic XXIII/45 (2020)

Dialog Teologic XXIII/45 (2020)
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Vasile Petrişor
La preghiera nella prima esperienza cristiana di Sant’Agostino
The present article is meant to analyze and value the first Christian experience of Saint Augustine, the one that the bishop of Hippona lived in the bosom of his family and in the midst of community of Tagaste. It will be amazing and surprising to find out, according to Augustine’s testimony, how profound were the foundations of the Christian faith planted in his soul by his mother, Saint Monica. Even the so-called «conversion», sealed with the baptism received in Milan, it’s nothing but a return to the Church and the faith from childhood. It came as a consequence of a long road of retrieval after Augustin has overcome many prejudgments and difficulties of an intellectual and moral nature.

Pius-Petru Iancu
La formazione iniziale del sacerdote nella Chiesa di oggi: il modello, l’analisi della situazione, le sfide e i protagonisti
The formation of seminarians in today’s socio-cultural and religious context is not an easy task. To be able to identify with Christ, «the good shepherd», and to live pastoral charity, the seminarian must make a deep and troubled itinerary formation. This is why we highlight the model of formation of future priests: Christ, the good shepherd, and the Supreme Sacerdote. The final objective of the formation is to form in the young seminarians the feelings of the Son of God. This task has some implications in the path: to form a man of faith and a prophet, a pastor, and a preacher of the Gospel for the cultures. This is why, with a critical look, we try to analyze the situation in which the young man of nowadays finds himself, underlining his resources and concerns, as well as the various problematic aspects. In the last part, we would discuss the mission of the various protagonists in the work of the formation of future priests.

Petru Ciobanu
Defensor vitae: San Giovanni Paolo II contro l’aborto
The pontificate of John Paul II has remained in the history of mankind and of the Church as an important one from many points of view, known for his contribution to the construction of a more human world, closer to God. The intention of this study is to show that Pope Wojtyła was a true defensor vitae – a great defender of life –, having numerous interventions in favour of life, especially unborn life, life from the womb and threatened one, what the Second Vatican Council called an “abominable crime”, that is abortion. The article presents these interventions being structured in three parts, the milestone being the Encyclical Evangelium vitae of March 25, 1995.

Michail Iulian Echert
Climate change – a global problem with a global answer
Climate change is characterized by a fundamental transformation of the terrestrial system. It involves a variety of effects upon many sectors that influence the climate. These effects have increased in numbers and intensity over the past decades. The irresponsible exploitation of natural resources and excessive pollution through industry contribute to disasters that have a great impact on the environment. In the context of climate change, the direction of international cooperation must be orientated towards a sharing of responsibility between countries, that are called to protect the natural climate system for the welfare of presents and future generations. Hence, the negotiations regarding climate changes must focus on equitability to create concrete conditions for just and proper action. A significative target of international cooperation is growing the capacity of developing states to recognize their responsibility for adaptation and attenuation of gas emissions. This support concretizes thorough developing adaptations strategies, national plans and actions and an openness for international collaboration: understanding the common responsibility, the industrialized countries are called to contribute through financial and technologic support helping emerging countries to fight against climate change.
The solution to climate change lies in collaboration and solidarity, and Pope Francis also emphasizes this in his writings. An integral ecology is needed that does not separate the human from the natural plane, and this vision is one of the great contributions of the encyclical Laudato si’. Integral ecology is not just a moral principle, but a way of seeing and deepening the interdependence between man and nature.

Dialog Teologic XXII/44 (2019)

Dialog Teologic XXII/44 (2019)
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Ioan Balan
Formare i seminaristi all’uso attento del televisore
Since its inception, the TV has spread rapidly in all homes, becoming an indispensable piece in the family environment around which relationships, habits, lifestyles are built, becoming a simple and inexpensive source of information and use of free time. Recent generations have grown up with TV and become addicted to the small screen, causing psychophysical injuries, uncontrolled behavioral outbursts caused by image culture that influences objective reality, presenting false images as an ambiguous game in which everything appears simple, easy, happy and rich, replacing the truth with the opinion. In a consumer society, advertising is a form of communication that aims to encourage the purchase of products by producing an automation in the listener that immediately accepts the offer of immediate happiness. The modern man can choose to be teleconsumer, teledependent, teleignorant or teleintelligent; but for the fruitful use of the television a slow work is needed based on patience, introspection, interiorization, silence and attentive listening.

Maricel Irinel Mititelu
Il contributo di Rudolf Bultmann (1884-1976) alla teologia del kerigma
From seven billion people on our planet, only two billion are Christians and, from these, a majority are unpracticing Christians. As Pope John Paul II was writing in 1990, “The mission of Christ the Redeemer, which is entrusted to the Church, is still very far from completion” (Redemptoris Missio, 1). Considering all this reality, in the last century we have witnessed a revival of the kerygma in the field of theological research, both theoretical and practical. In the coming articles, we wish to present, in chronological order, the steps through which kerygma became the guiding figure of the renewal of the evangelization in the twentieth century. This article presents the contribution of Rudolf Bultmann to the kerygma.

Ciprian Fechetă
The roots of the question about the origin of man
Since Charles Darwin has came up with the theory of natural selection there has been a never-ending dispute between evolutionism and creationism regarding the origin of man. This tension has led to the searching of the roots, the roots of man and of the speech about him. These roots have to see the man as unity. That’s why the speech concerning the origins of man must be both physical and metaphysical. For this reason, in this article I`ve highlighted the position of man in the cosmos and his nature beyond the seen reality. These aspects consist of the metaphysical intuition of men manifested especially in religion.

Michail Iulian Echert
Laudato si’ – The Merciful Solidarity
Laudato si’, published in 2015, represents Pope Francis’ first social encyclical letter. It has a close connection with two other social documents: Rerun novarum (1891) and Gaudium et spes (1965). Laudato si’ follows the steps of these revolutionary documents, treating the nowadays “new things” and concerning about the right way to interpret the signs of time.
The central motif of interconnection presents in Laudato si’, Pope Francis underlining the profound relationship between the welfare of the natural environment and human well-being. In the current globalised context, the interdependence between states creates the conception of a single world, and for this reason, is necessary a joint plan.
Pope Francis asks for clear solutions and cooperation, especially in ceasing or at least reducing the damages brought upon “Mother Earth”, and, simultaneously, invites the international community to solidarity and collaboration, as an answer to the globalisation of indifference.
Laudato si’ sees the creation as a family. Each creature is considered to be as a sibling for the human being – in other words, it is about of a fraternity of the creation, an ecologic order oriented towards truth, kindness and beauty. Having the same Creator, the humans and nature are on the same road of solidarity, therefore merciful solidarity must be shown to all, as this calling is enrooted in God’s love for every creature.


Dialog Teologic XXII/43 (2019)

Dialog Teologic XXII/43 (2019)
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Louis F. Card. Ladaria S.J.
Obbedienza della fede
Authority and obedience constitute a timeless combination in the life of the Church; in one way or another it touches all the faithful. All are bound to adhere to the magisterium, to respect and to follow the different norms emanated by the legitimate pastors. All this makes sense only if you live in faith. Only in the communion of faith, in the adhesion of mind and heart to divine revelation, does life in the Church make sense. Obedience and faith have many things in common. Without faith we cannot live in obedience and without obedience, in different degrees and modalities, we cannot live the faith.

The process of repentance cannot be a human effort to achieve salvation considering the relationship between the kingdom of God and the Christian and ecclesiastical testimony of faith, hope and love. Rather, it is made possible by the undeserved offer of salvation from God’s reign, which Christians and the faith communities can experience in the world through the lived testimony of faith, hope and love. The promotion of Christian action in the world, which in its individual and social dimensions has to be shaped more intensively than before, can create a climate of action in which the effort and constant renewal of human life are the prerequisites for progress of the metanoia process. Conveying understanding of the world from the gift of faith, offering future perspectives of the world from the power of hope and realizing the unity of the world in the testimony of love are elements that open up opportunities for social metanoia.

From seven billion people on our planet, only two billion are Christians and, from these, a majority are unpracticing Christians. As Pope John Paul II was writing in 1990, “The mission of Christ the Redeemer, which is entrusted to the Church, is still very far from completion” (Redemptoris Missio, 1). Considering all this reality, in the last century we have witnessed a revival of the kerygma in the field of theological research, both theoretical and practical. In the coming articles, we wish to present, in chronological order, the steps through which kerygma became the guiding figure of the renewal of the evangelization in the twentieth century.

The following article is entitled Practical Indications for Spiritual Growth. It takes the Apostolic Exhortation Pastores Dabo Vobis as its starting point, as this document considers the spiritual formation of the priest as “the heart which unites and enlivens both his identity and actions as a priest. We will seek to provide some practical indications suitable to help the seminarian in the process of spiritual growth. Among these indications are included: the indispensability of the Word of God, the importance of the Liturgy, personal prayer, which provides sustenance for service in pastoral charity and devotion to Mary, which accompanies the spiritual life.

Dialog Teologic XXI/42 (2018)

Dialog Teologic XXI/42 (2018)
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Cristian Diac
Heilsplan in den lukanischen Begriffen (Lukasevangelium und Apostelgeschichte)
Lukas, der Urheber des dritten Evangeliums und der Apostelgeschichte, ist der Theologe des Gottes Planes und man schreibt ihm am ehesten dieser theologische Leitgedanke zu, obwohl ein planmäßiges Handeln Gottes für das Paulus Denken, insbesondere im Römerbrief nicht fremd erscheint. Es muss klargestellt werden, dass Lukas in seinem Doppelwerk den Gottesplan nicht thematisch behandelt. Er theoretisiert darüber nicht, wie die Stoiker seiner Zeit z.B. Weder im Evangelium noch in der Apg findet man ein Kapitel, wo überhaupt nur vom Heilsplan die Rede ist. Der Plan Gottes wird in seinem Wortschatz, sowie in den großen Themen seiner Theologie entdeckt, wie Heilsgeschichte und Umkehr. Es sind die spezifischen Vokabeln, die darauf hinweisen, dass der Eingriff Gottes in die Geschichte Israels und in den Menschen Jesus von Nazareth einen Leitfaden hat, eine Gesamtheit bildet und zu einem eschatologischen Ziel führt.

Petru Ciobanu
Il clero romano-cattolico di Bessarabia durante il periodo intebellico
The article provides the most important figures of Roman Catholic priests who, during the inter-war period, have been working or were born in Bessarabia. Firstly, there are provided shortly the biographies of the priests who during between two world wars took care of the spiritual well-being of the Bessarabian Catholics, the presentation of their life does not stop at 1940, when Bessarabia was occupied by the Soviets, but goes to the end of each one’s life. Next, there are provided the figures of four priests from the area between Prut and Nistru, who in the interwar period either were born or were ordained as priests. They operating farther within Diocese of Iaşi, even if they do not refer strictly to clergy, we considered it appropriate to provide, at the end, some figures of seminarians who did not reached the time of their ordination as priests, abandoning, from subjective or objective reasons, the path of sacerdotal formation.

Pius Petru Iancu
La formazione dei giovanni presbiteri. Analisi della situazione e prospettive
The beginnings are always difficult and risky. The same situation comes at the beginning of the priestly life. The newly ordained priest enters in the service dedicated entirely to evangelization. In order not to scupper his priestly life, the young priest must be aware that the work of formation does not end with priestly ordination, but continues along the path of life. In this study we want to deepen the connection between initial and ongoing formation, underlining in the same way the resources and risks that run in the lives of young priests. All this to find out valid points that can support the beginnings of the priestly life of those young people who today, with great generosity, offer their lives in the service of God and their brothers.

Iulian Faraoanu
Apertura e universalismo delle porte nella Nuova Gerusalemme di Ap 21
The internal description of the gates of New Jerusalem in Ap 21 focuses the concepts of the opening and universalism. The idea of a continuous opening reveals a change in the function of the gates and sugests a symbolic interpretation. The image of gates always open expresses total acceptance and willingness to receive the incessant flow of the nations that will enter the eschatological Jerusalem. At the same time, their non-closure means the absence of obstacles or barriers for entry into the holy city. This is thw way to universalism. Actually, in the new heavenly Jerusalem enter the nations and their kings, emphasizing the universality of the holy city, in which everyone has the right to enter to enjoy the goods eschatological. The human component, the goods that nations bring, is added to the divine component of the city filled with the splendor and divine glory.

Dialog Teologic XXI/41 (2018)

Dialog Teologic XXI/41 (2018)
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Cristian Diac
Rolle Gottes im Freiheitsbegriff von Epiktet
Epiktet sieht im Erreichen der Freiheit die höchste Erfüllung des menschlichen Daseins. Die Freiheit eröffnet sich für ihn als einzige erstrebenswerte Möglichkeit, die Verbindung zwischen ihm, als Teil des Logos, und dem ganzen Logos herzustellen und aufrechtzuerhalten. Aus der Perspektive der Herkunft ist der Logos die Ursache für die menschliche Freiheit. Aus der Perspektive des Zieles ist bedeutet er eine authentische Einheit des Menschen mit sich und dem Kosmos. Der Heilsplan, den Gott nach Lukas in Jesus Christus ausgeführt hat, involviert die Partizipation gegnerischer menschlicher Faktoren, die paradoxerweise dazu führen, dass der Plan sich letztendlich vollzieht.

Ciprian Bejan-Piser
La partecipazione dell’uomo, in particolare della Genitrice di Dio, all’unica mediazione di Cristo nella luce del numero 60 della Costituzione dogmatica Lumen gentium
The number 60 of Lumen gentium summarizes a fireplace carefully prepared by six Popes, (from Pp. Leo XIII up to John XXIII), in which we can identify the desire of the Church to better understand the relationship between man and divine grace and the eventual possibility of man to participate actively. We propose to outline and ask ourselves about the ability or otherwise of man to participate in the unique mediation of Christ as well as the role of the Mother of God, as a perfect image of participated mediation in Christ.

Petru Ciobanu
L’insegnamento cattolico di Bessarabia nel periodo interbellico
This article reviews some aspects of confessional and catechetical education in Bessarabia in the interwar period. The two Polish schools from Chişinău and Bălţi are presented, both of them activating within the parishes “Divine Providence” and “Assumption of Mary” from the two Bessarabia cities, as well as some existing confessional schools in other Catholic communities in the Prut-Nistru area. Besides this confessional education, the topic of catechetical and religious education was covered as well. Based on the archive data, the number of pupils in different years of study, the names of the teachers and the subjects taught are indicated for each educational institution.

Fabian Doboş
L’erezione del Vescovado di Jassy (27 giugno 1884) e gli inizi della nouva diocesi
This article deals with the establishment of the Episcopate of Iasi (June 27, 1884), with highligh on the personality of the first bishop (Nicolae Iosif Camilli) and his pastoral activity. Nicolae Iosif Camilli was an apostolic vicar for Moldavia at the time of his appointment as the first bishop of Iasi. The study also presents the first activity of the first bishop of Iaşi, with focus on his most important work: the establishment of the Diocesan Seminary „St. Joseph” in Iaşi, at the helm of which Bishop Camilli put in charge some Jesuits from Poland. However, this was not to the liking of his Franciscan brothers nor to that of the Superior General of the Franciscan Order. Therefore, after 10 years of pastorate, the first bishop of Iasi resigned in 1894, and the Catholics of Moldova were then led by Săbaoani parish priest Caietan Liverotti as an apostolic administrator until the following year when the Holy See appointed the Swiss Franciscan Dominic Jaquet as Bishop of Iaşi.

Dialog Teologic XX/40 (2017)

Dialog Teologic XX/40 (2017)
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«Siate Misericordiosi, come il Padre vostro è Misericordioso» (Lc 6,36). La misericordia di Dio, la misericordia del discepolo

Lo studio contiene alcune riflessioni sul tema della misericordia partendo da Lc 6,36. In nessun passo della Bibbia c’è l’invito ad essere perfetti come Dio è perfetto o misericordiosi come Dio è misericordioso. Non è però inutile ricordare la formula della Legge di santità del Levitico: «Siate santi, perché io, il Signore, vostro Dio, sono santo» (Lv 19,2). Dio chiede agli Israeliti di essere santi, non come egli è santo, ma perché egli è santo. La mancanza di formule simili a quella evangelica, non significa che non vi siano raccomandazioni che esprimono un pensiero simile. Nella vangelo di Luca si tratta d’imitare una maniera d’essere che è prima di tutto quella di Dio. Da Dio il discepolo deve prendere l’esempio, mostrandosi misericordioso.

Entwicklungsstadium der sittlichen Kompetenz
Der Prozess der Entstehung und Entwicklung der ethischen Kompetenz begleitet auf dem Lebensweg die gesamte Existenz des Menschen. Darin sind unterschiedliche Etappen zu sehen und zu klären. Hier sind diverse Niveaus der moralischen Skala zu differenzieren und als solche für das Verständnis der heranwachsenden menschlichen Person zugänglich zu machen. Die Humanwissenschaften bieten zahlreiche Modelle und Methoden für die Analyse der moralischen Ebenen innerhalb der menschlichen Entwicklungen. Besonders moralpsychologische und sozialtheoretische Einsichten im Kontext der Sozialisations-Forschung sind unentbehrliche, hilfreiche Arbeitsinstrumente für die Erhellung der theologisch-ethischen Kompetenz des Menschen.

Der Ort der Umweltethik in der Katholischen Soziallehre
Il presente studio intende proporre un punto di vista sul luogo dell’etica dell’ambiente nell’insegnamento cattolico riguardo la dottrina sociale della Chiesa. La prima parte del lavoro è dedicata ad una rassegna dei documenti magisteriali che prendono di mira i problemi dell’etica ambientale, culminando con la lettera enciclica “Laudato si’”. La seconda parte presenta due punti di vista sui problemi dell’ambiente da parte di due teologi tedeschi. L’accento è messo sulla durabilità: le risorse del pianeta dovrebbero essere usate con moderazione e sapienza. Nello stesso tempo si evidenzia il rispetto della creazione secondo i ritmi che Dio ha impresso in essa.

La funzione materna di Maria nell’unica mediazione di Cristo. Il contenuto del numero 60 dell’VIII° capitolo della Costituzione Lumen gentium nel magistero dei Pontefici
L’VIII Capitolo della Lumen gentium, con il suo spirito ecumenico- pastorale, viene definito da Paolo VI un «[…] inno incomparabile di lode in onore di Maria»1 che esprime il fulcro della fede cattolica attraverso un ritorno alla tradizione e alle origini, non in un freddo uno stile normativo, ma dialogico2. Ci proponiamo di tratteggiare, per quanto possibile, alcune linee riguardanti la preparazione del numero 60 della Lg durante i pontificati di alcuni pontefici precedenti e successivi il Concilio Vaticano II. Di seguito cercheremo di individuare la svolta del fattore mariologico nella teologia postconciliare, i diversi inciampamenti riscontrati sul camino teologico-pastorale, il ruolo dello Spirito Santo nella mediazione come anche alcuni interventi ecumenici più pertinenti.

Dialog Teologic XX/39 (2017)

Dialog Teologic XX/39 (2017)
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The new bishop of Rome: a revolution?
To many, Christians or not, Francis, the new Bishop of Rome, brings new fresh air into the world. Francis understands the Church as the “People of God” and wants to decentralize its organization. In other words, the Church has to go out, to everybody, especially to the excluded and marginalized, and bring them the joy of Christ’s gospel. In regard to the Catholic Church, his image of a “field hospital” is a very powerful one. Urgent compassion and care is the main task of the Church. But, Francis’ revolution appears to be a re-focusing of the Church on Jesus’ main message of compassion and mercy.

don Matteo CRIMELLA
Educare all’ascolto della parola di Dio. Il Cardinale Carlo Maria Martini maestro appassionato di lectio divina

Lo studio mette in evidenza il ruolo della lectio divina nell’accostamento alla Bibbia. La tradizione cristiana da sempre si è sottoposta all’ascolto della Parola di Dio. Il termine lectio divina viene dalla tradizione patristica e propriamente significa «lettura divina». Si tratta di leggere la Scrittura in spirito di preghiera come Parola di Dio, nell’ambito della nostra vita cristiana, in comunione con la Chiesa e con il suo insegnamento. Non è dunque una lettura privata, non è uno studio esegetico, ma è un vero e proprio momento di preghiera. Nessuno di noi ha la possibilità di incontrare Gesù in carne ed ossa, essendo questa esperienza storica a noi interamente negata, ma indubbiamente tutti possono incontrarlo nella forma della fede e ascoltarlo per mezzo della sua Parola.

Ştefan LUPU
Il contributo di Dumitru Staniloae allo sviluppo della teologia ortodossa rumena
Nell’opera di Dumitru Staniloae esiste una grande varietà di temi e problemi, in cui ha assunto delle posizioni originali, a volte radicali, ma sempre favorevoli al dialogo.
Credo sia possa abbozzare, anche se in modo provvisorio, quella che può essere definita la «visione creatrice» di Dumitru Staniloae, ossia il filo conduttore che dà unità e consistenza alla sua opera. La riflessione teologica del nostro autore si distingue per l’elaborazione di una teologia esistenziale, una teologia cioè che valorizzi pienamente la Rivelazione e l’esperienza ecclesiale del popolo di Dio, poi per una teologia animata dalla spiritualità filocalica e, infine, per una teologia aperta al dialogo vivo con la società contemporanea.

Gabriel Iulian ROBU
„Status naturae lapsae simul et redemptae” (gen 3) in man and woman he created them: a theology of the body by John Paul II
In this article, my intention has been to emphasize the role of the postlapsarian protology (Gen 3) in the anthropology enlightened by the mystery of Christ (status lapsae simul et redemptae). I considered the disastrous consequences of original sin, the perspective of death, the appearance of shame, the change in the meaning of nakedness – a change generated by the triple concupiscence in the human heart, the deformation of the spousal meaning of the human body and the disorder produced in the communio personarum, as they are presented in the catecheses of Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body by John Paul II. Finally, from the perspective of the protoevangelium (cf. Gen 3:15), I examined protology and anthropology in the light of Christology, because in Christ it has been historically manifested and eminently revealed who man is and what is his fulfillment.

Dialog Teologic XIX/38 (2016)

Dialog Teologic XIX/38 (2016)
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don Matteo CRIMELLA
Le scelte pastorali del cardinale Carlo Maria Martini perché la Chiesa fosse in ascolto della parola di Dio
Lo studio presenta un panorama sulle scelte pastorali del cardinale Carlo Maria Martini. La Parola di Dio ha guidato la predicazione e l’azione pastorale di Martini; egli proponeva cinque parole fondamentali come guida irrinunciabile per la vita della comunità cristiana: il silenzio, la Parola di Dio, l’Eucaristia, la missione e la carità. Dopo quindici anni di servizio episcopale, al termine del Sinodo diocesano 47°, il cardinale sintetizzava il compito della Chiesa per mezzo del verbo “evangelizzare”. La missione della Chiesa è comunicare il Vangelo.

Prof. Dr. Dirk ANSORGE
Der Beitrag der Theologie in einem säkularisierten Europa

L’articolo presente mira a sottolineare il contributo della teologia in un Europa secolarizzata. La scienza teologica conserva il suo ruolo nella società, illuminanando il mistero dell’uomo e della vita. La teologia dialoga con le altre scienze nelle Università per acrescere il sapere umano. Ma, la teologia rivela la sua importanza nelle risposte che offre sul senso della vita. Nello stesso tempo, la teologia risponde alle ardue domane sul futuro dell’Europa e del mondo.

Gabriel Iulian ROBU
The interpretation of the status naturae integrae (gen 1-2) within the adequate anthropology of John Paul II

In this article, my aim has been to emphasize the role played by Gen 1-2 (status naturae integrae) in the theological anthropology of John Paul II. I have attempted to present the relevance of the Elohist and Jahwist traditions about man’s creation for anthropology, emphasising the transition from the original solitude of Adam to the interpersonal communion that reflects the image of God’s Trinity. I also speak of the meaning of original nakedness, of the original unity and of the spousal features of the human body in the sphere of the hermeneutics of gift. I has aimed to show that for Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis, man is a gift and in order to be happy, he/she must become a gift for others. In a hermeneutical context in which everything is a gift of God, including both time and space, man cannot find himself and his fulfillment unless he becomes a gift. The hermeneutics of the gift is one of the many common points addressed by Saint John Paul II and Pope Francis. The abundance with which the two Pontiffs use the term “gift” and the importance they award to this key concept leads us to the conclusion that, according to the recent Magisterium of the Church, the hermeneutics of the gift is itself a gift and a light for the Christian families in the third millennium.

Der im sittlichen sozial bestimmte und bestimmende Mensch

Die Frage nach der moralischen Kompetenz bezieht sich nicht nur auf das Wissen und Wollen hinsichtlich eines sittlichen Aktes, sondern ausdrücklich auch auf das konkrete Können der moralischen Fähigkeit des Menschen. So ist davon auszugehen, dass die sittliche Fähigkeit der menschlichen Personen im Bereich der sozialen Metanoia ihre allgemeine Kompetenz im Sittlichen impliziert. Die moralische Kompetenz wird nicht angeboren, sondern sie wird durch Vermitteln und Lehren erworben, wobei zwei fundamentale Aspekte innerhalb einer moralischen Entwicklung hervorzuheben sind: Der heran-wachsende Mensch wird in seiner Sittlichkeit durch die soziale Mit- und Umwelt bestimmt, gleichzeitig bestimmt er selbst diesen Prozess durch personale Partizipation an der moralischen Entfaltung seiner eigenen Anlagen. In diesem Sinne soll im vorliegenden Artikel die Rede vom im Sittlichen sozial bestimmten und bestimmenden Menschen sein.

Dialog Teologic XIX/37 (2016)

Dialog Teologic XIX/37 (2016)
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La teologia: una sfida per le “scienze altre” in un’Europa secolarizzata?

Lo studio parte dalla domanda generica “Che cos’è la teologia (cristiana)?”. Per rispondere a questa domanda è indispensabile una precisazione sulla teologia stessa come scienza e sul proprio metodo. Dopo aver precisato le note essenziali della teologia come scienza e le questioni riguardanti il suo metodo, si lancia un confronto con le altre scienze sullo sfondo della secolarizzazione. Nel panorama delle scienze, la teologia rimane la scienza che può spiegare all’uomo di oggi la sua identità, il mistero del mondo e della vita.

don Matteo CRIMELLA
«i doni e la chiamata di Dio sono irrevocabili» (Rm 11,29) La relazione ebraico-cristiana a partire dalla riflessione di Paolo in Rm 9-11

Il mistero, taciuto ma rivelato in Cristo, è l’evangelizzazione sia per i giudei che per i pagani. Anche se Romani ha spesso prestato il terreno per una duplice concezione dell’elezione al bene e al male, secondo la quale sin da principio alcuni si salvano e altri si perdono, da una comprensione globale e contestuale delle affermazioni paoline emerge un’unica elezione positiva e non negativa, quella realizzata in Cristo mediante la sua morte e la sua risurrezione. Se ci poniamo sul versante della comunità di Roma, come di ogni comunità che riceve questa lettera, Paolo esorta i cristiani di origine giudaica a non vantarsi dei propri privilegi donati da Dio nella storia della salvezza, e quelli di origine pagana a non esaltarsi di fronte all’incredulità di buona parte d’Israele: «Dio infatti ha rinchiuso tutti nella disobbedienza, per essere misericordioso verso tutti!» (Rm 11,32). Dall’universale misericordia di Dio viene la salvezza per tutti.

Iulian Gabriel ROBU
The logic of the “adequate” anthropology in man and woman he created them: a theology of the body by John Paul II and reintroduced in amoris laetitia by pope Francis
This article presents a general introduction to the anthropology of the Pope John Paul II treaty of Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body, describing the ecclesial context, the author, its philosophical and cultural formation, the method and content of the treaty, and in the second part the fundamental concepts of the “adequate” anthropology of the Pope as well as the function of the protology for anthropology in general, and for theology of the body in particular. A special place is dedicated both for indicating the implications of the theology of the body and to illustrate its relationship with the Pope’s “adequate anthropology”, and for showing how, like Saint John Paul II, Pope Francis connects the protology with eschatology in a Christological key. Christ is the way to understand both the beginning of mankind and his end. For both popes, Christ is the full man and he is the way that shows man how he/she can truly find personal and mutual fulfillment in married life.

Christian parents, children’s first educators according to the documents of the Second Vatican Council
The first and irreplaceable mission of the Christian parents is to be real educators for their children. Having called their children to the banquet of life, Christian parents have the foremost and specific right and, at the same time the, duty to be involved in a total and responsible manner in children’s growth and the whole education process. Aware of the fact that each of their children has the same human dignity as their parents’ dignity, such parents have the duty to educate and train children so that the latter can fully live their vocation, in accordance with human dignity, while promoting personal and common good.
According to the Documents of the Second Vatican Council, the education children have to receive from their parents is complex and shall include all aspects of human life: physical, psychological, religious, moral, social and vocational. To adequately fulfil their mission, parents will make responsible choices in choosing the kindergarten, primary and secondary school and high school for their children; such institutions shall support children and help them in their pedagogical itinerary. From Christian perspective, the most important commitment made by spouses when receiving the sacrament of Matrimony is to transmit faith to their children by Baptism, and to preserve and develop this gift received through catechesis, prayer and personal example. The current education crisis – the result of erroneous ideologies – often encountered also in our families, can be overcome by changing this wrong mentality. This mentality refuses to accept the fact that children are a gift God makes to human family and society, while arguing that children are rather obstacles for the development of their parents or a right owed to such parents. The teaching of the Second Vatican Council is the most appropriate guide for Christian parents called to fulfil their mission of providing their children with a genuine human and Christian education.