Man as a Person

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Man as a Person

  1. 1. MAN AS A PERSON
  2. 2. A. BASIC ANTHROPOLOGY MAN IS A PERSON MAN IS A SUBSTANTIAL UNITY MAN IS A SOCIAL BEINGMAN POSSESSES DIGNITY AND RIGHTS
  3. 3. A. BASIC ANTHROPOLOGY MAJOR THEMES 1. MAN IS A PERSONA CONCRETE INDIVIDUAL SUBSTANCE ENDOWED WITH REASON
  4. 4. 2. MAN IS A SUBSTANTIAL UNITY: A UNION OF BODY AND SOUL Man possesses a complete specific nature.Man is not merely an individual substance with a unique existence, a self-subsistent substance
  5. 5. 2. MAN IS A SUBSTANTIAL UNITY: MAN IS AN AUTONOMOUS BEINGBECAUSE OF HIS RATIONAL NATURE MAN IS ENDOWED WITH: INTELLIGENCE TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD FREEDOM TO SELF-GOVERN IN THE WORLD
  6. 6. THE HUMAN PERSON IS THE MOST PERFECT IN THE WHOLE NATURE (SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS) WITH REASON TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD & WILL TO DIRECT HIMSELF TO TRUE GOOD
  7. 7. 3. MAN IS A SOCIAL BEINGMan is a relational being. He is open to himself and to others. Hence, man is inter-subjectivity, a community of LOVE
  8. 8. 4. MAN POSSESSES DIGNITY AND RIGHTS DIGNITY IS RELATED TO GOODNESS, EXCELLENCE, AND PERFECTIONTHE CHARACTERISTICS OF MAN THAT POINT TO HIS DIGNITY ARE INTELLIGENCE, FREEDOM, & LOVE
  9. 9. IN HIS ENCYCLICAL ENTITLED HUMANAE VITAE, POPE JOHN PAUL IIHIGHLIGHTED THE INCOMPARABLE WORTH OF THE HUMAN PERSON THE HUMAN PERSON POSSESSES DIGNITY THAT HAS NO PRICE BUT VALUE (IMMANUEL KANT)
  10. 10. TO BE A HUMAN BEING IS TO BE A FELLOW HUMAN BEING MARTIN BUBERI EXIST IN THE MEASURE THAT I EXIST FOR OTHERS FOR AFTER ALL, TO BE IS TO LOVE E. MOUNIER THE FACE OF THE OTHER TELLS ME THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KILL THE PERSON WITH THAT FACE E. LEVINAS
  11. 11. KEY CONCEPTS OF MAN AS PERSON 1.) AUTONOMY MAN MUST BE VIEWED IN THE LIGHT OF THE UNIQUE VOCATION OF EACH PERSONS 2.) SELF-REALIZATION THROUGH HIS FREE ACTIVITY, MAN CANNOT BE JUDGED IN ABSTRACTIONFROM THE CONCRETE STATE OF THE ACTING PERSON 3.) RESPONSIBILITY MAN DEVELOPS HIS PERSONALITY THROUGH INTER-SUBJECTIVITY
  12. 12. B. CHRISTIAN ANTHROPOLOGY MAN IS A CREATURE MAN IS THE IMAGE OF GODMAN IS FALLEN BUT REDEEMED NATURE AND GRACE
  13. 13. 1. MAN IS A CREATUREGOD IS IMMANENT TO HIS CREATURES JUST AS HE IS TRANSCENDENT TO BELIEVE IN GOD AS CREATOR IS TO LOOK UPON COSMIC EVOLUTION AS GOD’S CONTINUING ACTION THIS VISION SHOULD MAKE MAN RESPONSIBLE, LOVING, AND CARING
  14. 14. TO AFFIRM GOD AS CREATOR IS TO HIGHLIGHT MAN’S RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD ALL HUMAN ACTIVITIES ARE SEEN ASEXPRESSIONS OF THE CREATIVE, IMMANENT AND PERSONAL ACTION OF GOD
  15. 15. 2. MAN IS THE IMAGE OF GOD MAN APPEARS AS THE FIRST CREATURE THAT IS CONSCIOUS OF WHERE HE HAS COME FROM AND OF THE POTENTIALITIES OPEN TO HIMMan’s likeness to God is not only in his reason but also in his responsible conduct. He has the capacity to respond freely to the call of God.
  16. 16. BECAUSE OF THIS REALITY OF MAN CARE MUST BE TAKEN THAT THERE BE NO MANIPULATION THAT MAKES MAN LESS HUMAN THAT VIOLATES THE DIGNITY OF HIS PERSONALITY MADE TO THE IMAGE OF GOD.
  17. 17. 3. MAN IS FALLEN AND REDEEMEDFROM THE DAWN OF HISTORY, MAN ABUSED HIS FREEDOM SET HIMSELF AGAINST GOD AND SOUGHT TO FIND FULFILLMENT APART FROM GOD.
  18. 18. AS A CONSEQUENCE, MAN BECAME AWARE OF HISLIMITATIONS AND HIS ABILITY TO BECOME WHAT HE OUGHT AND DESIRES TO BECOME. MAN’S REASON HAS BEEN CLOUDED AND HIS WILL WEAKENED BY SINAND THUS THE IMAGE OF GOD HAS BEEN DISTORTED.
  19. 19. THROUGH THE INCARNATION GOD HAS ENTERED HUMAN HISTORY AND RESTORED THE IMAGE OF GOD IN MAN. “ON ACCOUNT OF HIS GREAT LOVE, HE BACAMEWHAT WE ARE THAT HE MIGHT MAKE US WHAT HE IS.” (ST. IRINAEUS)
  20. 20. THE CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO GOD’S CALL MUST INVOLVE ENTRUSTING ONESELF COMPLETELY TO THE LORD. EACH MORAL CHOICE IS A STEP OF FAITH INTO THE FUTURE WHICH PREPARES FOR THE NEXT STEP INTO THE UNKNOWN DESTINY WHICH GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.
  21. 21. NATURE AND GRACEGRACE IS A GRATUITUOUS GIFT OF GOD TO ALL PERSONS IT IS A SHARE IN THE VERY NATURE OF GOD IT IMPLIES THE INDWELLING OF THE BLESSED TRINITY IN THE SOUL OF MAN
  22. 22. CHRISTIAN LIFE CONSISTS IN CONFORMING TO THE WORKINGS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE DEPTHS OF MAN’S HEART.THIS IS A DESTINY GOING BEYOND THE CAPACITY OF MAN, HENCE IT IS CALLED SUPERNATURAL.

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