SOCIAL PERSONALISM OF CARDINAL STEFAN WYSZYŃSKI

Czesław Stanisław Bartnik

Czesław Stanisław Bartnik

Czesław Stanisław Bartnik (1929-), a Personalist. Czesław was born on August 9, 1929 in Źrebce, Poland as the sixth of nine children of Michał and Marianna Bartnik. He was ordained into the priesthood on June 21, 1953 in Lublin. Since 1956 he worked as a Professor at the Catholic University of Lublin, he was also a member of the Central Committee for Scientific Titles and Degrees (1990-2002), and the Theological Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Bartnik’s important books include: Chrystus jako sens historii (Wrocław 1987); Personalizm (Lublin 1995, Warsaw 2000); Teologia narodu (Częstochowa 1999); Osoba i historia (Lublin 2001); Chrześcijaństwo personalistyczne (Lublin 2003).

“The best bridges between the nations are built by saints.” Address of Polish Bishops to Their German Brothers

The fact that Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński developed a comprehensive theology of earthly realities, or the theology of “earthly life” very early, sooner than anywhere in the West, proves his excellent ability to recognize the most urgent needs of Christian thought. His genius presents Social Personalism.

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