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LOGOS A Journal, of Religion, Philosophy, Comparative Cultural Studies and Art


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Logos 99

:. Eugenijus Danilevičius
       Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania





Personalistic Pedagogics of Hope: The Main Conceptual Features

The article defines the main conceptual features of a personalistic pedagogics of hope. The article introduces the main conclusions of theoretical research: 1) Personalistic pedagogics of hope consists of three elements – personalism, hope and pedagogics, and meaning is common to both. as an expression of human opportunities, hope gives a meaning to pedagogical activity. Personalism and pedagogics have the common aim of finding meaning. Therefore, meaning is the foundation of the synthesis of personalism, hope and pedagogics, and the most important segment of personalistic pedagogics of hope. The theory of logotherapy also emphasizes the significance of hope for a person looking for the meaning of life and implementing it. 2) a dramatic situation of the world nowadays (and in the future) requires a message of hope. in the face of difficult challenges and dangers, hope is not a stimulus to simply calculate chances and dangers, but a human response to them. On a human level, such a tendency is obvious: the more christian hope loses its position in a society, the more illusory hopes or despair grow in hat society. Thus, the need to bear witness to christian hope is clear. The main goal of personalistic pedagogics of hope – the education of the virtue of hope – is directed that way.


Key Words: personalism, the virtue of hope, personalistic pedagogy of hope, the culture of despair


The journal "LOGOS" is mainly devoted to scholarly studies in all areas of philosophy.
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