“History” as a Category in Contemporary Spiritual Theology


Abstract

This article aims to explore and justify the usefulness of the category “history” as used in spiritual theology. Following an introduction to the main subject, the initial section shows the importance and usefulness of this category in contemporary theology, as dealt with by the theology of history. In the main section, the article discusses four fields in which the category of “history” lends its functionality to spiritual theology: biblical spirituality, liturgical spirituality, worldly commitment, and spiritual development. This section also explains how the category of “history” is operative in each of these fields. The last section of the article is a synthetic outline of the results of the research. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Keywords

spiritual theology; history; Bible; liturgy; worldly commitment; spiritual growth

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Zarzycki, S. (2020). “History” as a Category in Contemporary Spiritual Theology. Verbum Vitae, 38(1), 385–402. https://doi.org/10.31743/vv.9915

Stanisław Zarzycki  zastan@wp.pl
The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin  Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1566-6695

Stanisław T. Zarzycki, pallotyn, doktor habilitowany nauk teologicznych, profesor KUL, pracownik naukowy Instytutu Nauk Teologicznych KUL. Autor kilku książek z zakresu teologii duchowości, m. in.: Dietricha von Hildebranda filozoficzno-teologiczne podstawy duchowości serca (Lublin: RW KUL 1997), Rozwój życia duchowego i afektywność (Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL 2008) i wielu artykułów.






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