Polská křesťanská misie v Evropě

Minulý týden polský (exkomunistický) prezident vyzval k začlenění jasné zmínky o evropském křesťanském dědictví do připravované ústavy EU. Jiní dosud vyjadřovali touhu po takovém vyjádření jen septem. José Casanova vysvětluje, proč se Polsko otevřeně postavilo do přední linie.

Spojitost mezi křesťanstvím a evropskou civilizací se drolí. Západní Evropa je čím dál méně srdcem křesťanské civilizace. Nejdynamičtějsí formy křesťanství jsou dnes stále méně evropské. Přesto právě v tomto okamžiku katolické Polsko ,,znovu vstupuje do Evropy``.

Během let, kdy západoevropské společnosti procházely procesem sekularizace či vlastně ,,dechristianizace``, zažilo polské katolictví pozoruhodnou obrodu. Snahy komunistického režimu přervat vazby mezi katolickou církví a polským národem neuspěly. Shora vnucovaná sekularizace - v Sovětském svazu poměrně úspěsná - bídně selhala. Jako falesná se ukázala i naděje, že hospodářský rozvoj bude mít stejný sekularizační účinek jako na Západě.

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