The Spiritual Pedagogy of St. John Paul II


  • O. V. Ohirko Stepan Gzhytskyi National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies Lviv, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7563-6992
  • L. A. Spilnyk Stepan Gzhytskyi National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies Lviv, Ukraine
  • I. P. Yablonska Stepan Gzhytskyi National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies Lviv, Ukraine
Keywords: education, religion, John Paul II, man, family, parents, duty, love, responsibility.

Abstract

The article discusses the basics of spiritual pedagogy, which was distributed by the great humanist and teacher of mankind Pope John Paul II. Spiritual pedagogy is rooted in Scripture and the Christian religion, which tolerates and accepts everything that is true and noble in other non-Christian religions. It is indicated that John Paul II was a doctor of theology and a doctor of philosophy, an honorary doctor of ten different universities in the world. His approaches to understanding a person, his freedom and responsibility are examined. The problems of the spiritual and moral teachings of John Paul II are analyzed, concerning happiness, human dignity, and the problems of youth and elderly people. It is pointed out that the Holy Pope called for the creation of a civilization of mercy and the avoidance of the civilization of death. Attention is drawn to the scientific and pedagogical heritage of John Paul II, numbering 58 volumes. In the spiritual education of youth, the pope paid special attention to God's commandment of respect for parents. It is argued that the peculiarity of the spiritual pedagogy of John Paul II is the recognition of two priorities: uniqueness and integrity. The article analyzes the problem of family education, which occupies a special place in the spiritual pedagogy of John Paul II. It is indicated that family education contributes to the “humanization” of a person. It has been argued that the personal religious maturity of parents is a deep source of spirituality for children.

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Published
2020-06-26
How to Cite
Ohirko, O., Spilnyk, L., & Yablonska, I. (2020). The Spiritual Pedagogy of St. John Paul II. Scientific Messenger of LNU of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies. Series Economical Sciences, 22(94), 46-50. https://doi.org/10.32718/nvlvet-e9407