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ISSN (Print) 0852-0089 - ISSN (Online) 2406-8098
Published by Universitas Katolik Parahyangan Homepage  [4 journals]
  • From ‘Christification’ to Mission of Salvation: Impact of
           Damascus Event on Saint Paul

    • Authors: Elvin Atmaja Hidayat
      Pages: 139 - 151
      Abstract: Saint Paul is one of the most important apostles in Christianity. The mission of evangelism he carried out was fruitful in various parts of the world. Paul’s missionary journey brought great risks to himself through the challenges and the sufferings, while he was also previously known as a persecutor of Christ’s followers. His radical change or conversion occurred since his spiritual encounter with the Lord Jesus on his journey to Damascus. This article explores the impact of the unforgettable encounter that brings to Paul more admiration and love for Christ, that also brings an extraordinary mystical experience of ‘christification’, an experience of becoming more and more alike and united with the Christ. The Damascus event and the christification open the divine revelation of human salvation. As a Jew, Paul recognises that salvation is obtained by obeying the law, but now he believes that only the risen Jesus Christ is able to save humankind. Paul’s christification brings direct implications to his courage in becoming a follower of Christ with a burning passion to proclaim the Gospel to all nations. God’s choice for an apostle is unfathomable, even for Paul himself who considers himself as the most sinful and unworthy person.
      PubDate: 2022-12-09
      DOI: 10.26593/mel.v37i2.6294
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2022)
  • Ekologi Integral: Alternatif dalam Krisis Lingkungan Hidup

    • Authors: Ambrosius S. Haward
      Pages: 152 - 176
      Abstract: Today’s ecological crisis is getting worse, and human activities might have been the main cause of the crisis. From a theological point of view, the spiritual crisis among the modern people can be thought of as the source of the devastating human activities. Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si’ believes that mistaken anthropocentrism and technocratic paradigm are the main cause, while theologian Leonardo Boff points on the modern science experimental perspective and the attitude of negligence as the triggering characteristics that govern the modern people. Facing the ecological crisis which has its roots in human spiritual crisis, Pope Francis offers a model of an integral ecology, while Boff offers an eco-spirituality concept, as basis for human relation to the cosmos. Both concepts emphasise on the unity of all components that exist in the cosmos as God’s creation.
      PubDate: 2022-12-09
      DOI: 10.26593/mel.v37i2.6295
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2022)
  • Konsistensi Will dan Thing-in-Itself: Menafsir Ulang Metafisika

    • Authors: I Ketut Sawitra Mustika, Albertus Harsawibawa
      Pages: 177 - 203
      Abstract: This article aims to present a different reading from the mainstream interpretation that corners Schopenhauer: a consistent interpretation. The authors use a method of acquiring knowledge by acquaintance and description. Schopenhauer’s theory is often considered inconsistent because it concludes will as a thing-in-itself. The will, which is obtained through direct observation of the body, is a representation that is still shrouded in the veil of time form, while thing-in-itself is completely different from representation, and is beyond the reach of space, time, and causality, with reference to principle of sufficient reason. Concluding will as a thing-in-itself is therefore considered inconsistent. However, this interpretation might be wrong because Schopenhauer never claimed that direct observation of the body would yield knowledge of the thing-in-itself. From the very beginning, he realised that direct knowledge of thing-in-itself was impossible, because the knowledge, regardless of its form, was always knowledge of appearances. He knows that will does not qualify as a thing-in-itself. The true function of the will in Schopenhauer's metaphysics lies in the name and concept by which one can think about thing-in-itself objectively.
      PubDate: 2022-12-09
      DOI: 10.26593/mel.v37i2.6296
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2022)
  • Menilik Memetika sebagai Koleksi Baru Teori Kebudayaan

    • Authors: Olivia Cindy Monica
      Pages: 204 - 221
      Abstract: Evolution process not only occurs in the biological area, but also in the cultural area. On the one hand, from one of the evolution theories, it has been known that the unit of replication is gene. On the other hand, the unit of transmission and replication in the cultural evolution can be associated with meme. Similar to genes that propagate themselves through a process called reproduction, memes also propagate themselves from person to person through a process called imitation. By way of imitation, memetic theory explains the development and the evolution of a culture. Imitating others points to the phenomena where ideas, information, behaviour, things, or style are passed on or spread/repeated by certain people. The process in which cultural elements (memes) are passed onto other groups can be considered as a sort of cultural transmission. Memes propagate for themselves and in this way they survive and exist in the human culture. Human mind has the ability for imitating information and ideas, therefore a human being is seen as an agent of meme evolution. Memes are spread out through human interactions and the various kinds of media. In this sense, culture will always be in the state of developing and changing.
      PubDate: 2022-12-09
      DOI: 10.26593/mel.v37i2.6297
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2022)
  • Tendensi Natural Manusia ke arah Kebaikan dalam Perspektif Tomas Aquinas

    • Authors: Hendrikus Kota Njuma
      Pages: 222 - 239
      Abstract: In Thomas Aquinas’ view, every human being by nature is directed towards goodness. The goodness as the form of being (ens) is inside the human self. According to Thomas, human goodness is a participation in the highest goodness, namely, God, and thus every human being desires the perfection of the goodness by directing his or herself towards God. This natural tendency (appetitus naturalis) proves that human is directed towards an ‘end’. This goodness appears externally in the human action, and as an external action it is named actus humanus, which manifests the moral aspect of a human being. A person who actualises the goodness in his or her external action affirms his or her essence to the highest goodness. Goodness in morality depends on God as the supreme criterion of morality. It is good if it nears God and is evil if it moves away.
      PubDate: 2022-12-09
      DOI: 10.26593/mel.v37i2.6298
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2022)
  • Book & Film Reviews

    • Authors: B. Haryo Tejo Bawono
      Pages: 240 - 247
      Abstract: Book & Film Reviews is a column in "MELINTAS" containing reviews of books and films published recently that bring different interpretation and inspiration to the fields of philosophy and religion.
      PubDate: 2022-12-09
      DOI: 10.26593/mel.v37i2.6299
      Issue No: Vol. 37, No. 2 (2022)
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