JP2 Lecture: Stanisław Grygiel “A Person Is Reborn. A Person Is Not Reformed.” 

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JP2 Lecture: Stanisław Grygiel “A Person Is Reborn. A Person Is Not Reformed.” 

Jun 9 at 16:30 - 18:00

We invite you to the next lecture of the 2021/22 series of “JP2 Lectures”, to be held at 4:30 PM on Thursday, June 9, 2022, in Aula 11 at the Angelicum
The lecture by Professor Stanisław Grygiel (f. professor and vice-president of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family) will be titled “A Person Is Reborn. A Person Is Not Reformed.” 

The author, following in the footsteps of Saint John Paul II, views the world and human person in the light of the Beginning, that is, in the light of the act of creation. In doing so, his thinking is permeated with the certainty that the desire for truth, which troubles the human heart, does not lead us nowhere. By returning to the Beginning, that is, to the act of creation, the human person is reborn. The person is reborn to the Love that creates the human being and is reborn in the love to which God calls him or her to by creating them man and woman. The person is not reformed. Consequently, personal communities – marriage, family, nation and Church – are not reformed. Communities are either reborn or they die. Reforms destroy them. Modernity, with its belief that truth is not a “gift from God” but a product of human praxis, does not understand how truth and goodness happen. It does not understand the act of entrusting oneself to their consequences. It does not understand freedom. Therefore, in its constant reformation of itself, it grows old towards nothingness.

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Professor Stanisław Grygiel – Polish philosopher, philologist and lecturer. Co-founder of the quarterly “In Nuovo Areopago” and its editor-in-chief until 2002. In the years 1980-1983 he was President of the Polish Institute of Christian Culture. He taught courses in the philosophy of man at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome where he held the Karol Wojtyła Chair in philosophical anthropology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute. He was appointed Consultor of the Pontifical Council for the Family. In 1991 he took part as an auditor in the special Synod for Europe; together with his wife Ludmiła Grygiel, he participated in the Synod for Europe again in 1999.