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God's Sanctity, Human Frailty and the Shape of Christian Vocation

Título de la revista: BOGOSLOVNI VESTNIK
ISSN: 0006-5722
Volumen: 80
Número: 3
Páginas: 551 - 564
Fecha de publicación: 2020
The lives of the saints are a true ,hagiophany'. Through them "God vividly manifests His presence and His face to menu" (LG 50). This paper deals with the relation between God and the human being as it is manifested in the notion of sanctity. It first stresses divine filiation as the right frame (by contrast with anthropocentric perspectives) to understand this relation and then reflects on the Christological character of holiness and martyrdom. From this perspective, the relation of the human being with God comes out with interesting nuances and reveals the close unity of ethos, worship and history that it involves. The saint bears in his ontological constitution the forma Christi.