By Luigi Giussani
In "At the foundation of the Christian declare" Liugi Giussani examines Christ's 'claim' to spot himself with the secret that's the final solution to our look for the which means of life. Giussani argues that if we settle for the speculation that the secret entered the world of human lifestyles and spoke in human phrases, the connection among the person and God is not any longer in response to an ethical, ingenious or aesthetic human attempt yet in its place on coming upon an occasion in one's lifestyles. therefore the spiritual technique is overturned through Christ; in Christianity it's now not the individual that seeks to grasp the secret however the secret that makes himself recognized by way of getting into heritage. "At the beginning of the Christian declare" provides an interesting argument supported with abundant documentation from the gospels and different theological writing.
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He cannot remember which street exactly, but he is sure he could find it again. He does not go into detail about the car he saw but assures me it is mine. Then I would go to see it for myself. I have, therefore, heard the news in two reasonably reliable ways. Only the methods of verification differ. b) We find ourselves, therefore, with a document, which, like others, is based upon memory and, in an original way, intends to make 38 The Christian Claim an announcement. The form of the document reflects its intention.
Rather, it is simple recognition, the reaction of one who, watching out for the arrival of a friend, singles him out of the crowd and greets him. In this hypothesis, the religious method would lose all of its disturbing connotations of an enigmatic deferment to something in the distance. Rather, it would have the dynamics of an experience, the experience of a present, an encounter. It should be noted that the first method favours the intelligent man, the cultured, the fortunate, the powerful, while the second favours the poor, the ordinary man.
4) The empirical solution seems instead to be more correct. Man is born into a certain environment, at a particular moment in history, and it is highly probable that the religion his surroundings profess will be the expression best suited to his temperament. Thus, if we really want to lay down a law, which although not absolute is convenient, we should conclude that every man should follow the religion of his own tradition. Perhaps an encounter in life will draw attention to a doctrine, a morality, an emotion more suited to our reason matured over time or to our heart with its particular history.
At the Origin of the Christian Claim by Luigi Giussani