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Pope Francis’ long-anticipated 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’ has not disappointed its readers, receiving a broad and enthusiastic welcome in a rare phenomenon for a magisterial document of the church.
The encyclical has aroused great interest from the time of its publication and this has continued. Indeed, Pope Francis’ encyclical has become the subject of many studies, conferences and new publications, illustrating its richness....
....Historically, Christianity contributed to making a place for the human being at the heart of the pagan cultures of antiquity. It achieved this via the concepts of the human person and consciousness.
Thus, the rational and political western concept of this subject has progressively taken over, obscuring the link to the cosmos and its symbolism, which became suspect and associated with witchcraft, paganism and various heresies.
It was as if the church and Western culture from the end of the Middle Ages and the Modern Era had abandoned the cosmos.
The summit of this movement can be found in the invention of an exclusive, atheistic humanism of the 19th century, where humans were re-conceived in the place of God as dominating the world by their intelligence and their machines. READ MORE...
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