The personal dimension of faith

Here is a provisional English translation of the first chapter of a book on the Creed, written by Protestant Romanian theologian Danut Jemna.

Alteritas

I present here a section of my book I believe because it is not absurd that was published by Eikon.


The Christian faith begins with the formula “we believe” or “I believe”, followed by a series of statements which the believers are invited to accept as fundamental guidelines for their lives. But this personal adherence to a set of principles or general truths must have something to do with the nature of humanity and reality. It concerns the human being’s ability to relate to all that exists and to shape an experience of life appropriate to the complexity of reality. Christian spirituality regards faith as such a constitutive capacity of the human being, whose defining role is her coherent placement in the world. Christianity also holds that we have all been endowed by the creator with this faculty and that we use it to a greater or lesser extent, no…

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Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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