Studia Koszalińsko-Kołobrzeskie (Dec 2021)

Benedykta XVI wizja uniwersytetu

  • Józef Warzeszak

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 28


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In the article, the author presents a rich and multi-faceted vision of the Benedict XVI university. This vision covers both the research mission and the formation mission. The main task of the conducted academic research is to search for truth, including the ultimate truth, which is God–Wisdom. Faith and reason work together in the search for truth. The pope encouraged researchers of empirical sciences to open up to transcendence, so that “extended” reason could also investigate and understand supra-empirical aspects. Man is also called to good, and the university, by helping academics to shape ethical attitudes, realizes its humanistic vision. Benedict XVI’s indications regarding the Catholic University are also significant. The university bearing this name is inspired in its activities by the Christian faith and fidelity to the Catholic message, which throughout the centuries has been a constantly a leaven of culture and a light for reason. Relying on a supernatural motivation, a Catholic university should be all the more committed to the care of the truth and Christian formation.