Catholicism as a Cultural Phenomenon in the Time of Globalization. A Polish Perspective

Catholicism as a Cultural Phenomenon in the Time of Globalization. A Polish Perspective

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On the densely and richly populated Polish intellectual scene, Stanisław Obirek is one of the most prominent and significant, indeed outstanding actors. He stands out from the rest of actors for the role he designed and scripted for himself and has been consistently, over many years, performing; (...) a role that follows no ready-made scripts and lines, a role that Obirek originated and developed (...) and which it have succeeded by now to make an indispensable part of the Polish intellectual life.


One should be grateful to the publishers for collecting, (...) the manifold Obirek's writings on the subjects ranging from the general condition of religion in contemporary world, through the problems related to the Church's place and role in society (...). and up to the convoluted, intricate and puzzling case of the Polish-Jewish relation, which Stanisław Obirek is not the first Catholic tackling, but perhaps the first scholar attempting to approach it as a Catholic. One should be graleful to the publishers, as what they offer the readers is a genuine treasure-trove of fascinating findings, convincing interpretations and inspiring visions, which will most certainly earn a distinguished and durable place in the ongoing debates in Poland, but also all around our disunited yet struggling to unite planet.


Liczba stron176
WydawcaWydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
ISBN-13978-83-7525-310-8
Numer wydania1
Język publikacjipolski
Informacja o sprzedawcyRavelo Sp. z o.o.

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  Preface – Prof. Zygmunt Bauman    5
  I. General Perspectives    11
    Chapter 1. The Catholic Church and Globalization    11
    Chapter 2. Intellectuals and Catholicism in Today’s Poland    23
    Chapter 3. Jesuits in Poland and Eastern Europe    35
    Chapter 4. The Beginning of Catholic Higher Education in the USA: The Case of Belarusian Jesuits    53
  II. Poland After Communism    65
    Chapter 5. The Impact of Communism on Culture and Religion in Post-Communist Europe    65
    Chapter 6. The Revenge of the “Victims” or About Polish Catholics’ Difficulty with Democracy    79
    Chapter 7. Distributive Justice: Aspects of Making Democracy in Poland    87
  III. Polish-Jewish Relations After the Holocaust    99
    Chapter 8. Why do Polish Catholics Have Problems Facing the Holocaust?    99
    Chapter 9. Catholics, Jews and the Teachings of Abraham Joshua Heschel    115
    Chapter 10. Is Christology an Obstacle for Jewish Christian Understanding?    127
    Chapter 11. Christology as a Christian Form of Idolatry    135
    Chapter 12. A Common Destiny: Why Jewish-Christian Dialogue is Important to Me?    147
    Chapter 13. Between Enthusiasm and Silence: Polish Catholic Theologians and the Jews    153
  Index    167
  Bibliography    169
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