Anthropology of the Christian Vocation, Volume 1
Gregorian University Press, Jan 1, 1986 - Religion - 544 pages
What are the psychological and social motivations that influence people to enter the priestly or religious life? Are these motivations easily changed, or do they tend to persist as they were? What dispositions help people to persevere in their vocation, or push them towards leaving? The first volume of the present study, stressing the indispensible action of God's grace, develops an anthropology of the Christian vocation, that is, a Christian vision of what the human person is and can become in answering God's call. The based in philosophical and theological anthropology of the Christian vocation, is earlier psyco-social theory of vocation are made more explicit. On these bases an anthropology of vocation is built up, which respects tradition and at the same time contains new and original ideas, like the notion of three dimensions or three kinds of habitual dispositions in the Christian person as he travels on the journey of vocation. The influence of these three dimensions on the person's ability to assimilate and internalize the value's of Christ is explored. The limits on human freedom which are to be distinguished from psychopathology are discussed.
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Anthropology of the Christian Vocation: Existential confirmation
Luigi M. Rulla,Joyce Ridick,Franco Imoda
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action activity affective agape apostolic effectiveness aspects attitudes called Christian anthropology Christian vocation components concept conscious considered defensive consistencies Depth Psychology dialectic dialogue discussed dispositions dynamic emotional example existence existential experience expression fact factors faith favor formation freedom function Further Gaudium et Spes grace hermeneutics human motivation human person ibid ideal Ignatius of Loyola Imoda important individual influence institution integrated internalization Kernberg kind limitations living Lonergan Lumen Gentium maturity meaning method moral motivational system natural values needs objective values one's oneself pathology philosophical anthropology possible present priestly or religious psychic psycho-social psychology question reality regarding relation relationship religious vocation repression revealed Ricoeur Ridick role Rulla second dimension Second Vatican Council seeking seen self-transcendent values sense social Spirit structures subconscious theocentric love theocentric self-transcendence theological anthropology theology third dimension three dimensions transcendence values of Christ vocational growth Wojtyla words