There is a strong and original relationship between Christian faith and Humanism, but it is necessary not to reduce the Christian education to Humanism. In fact, it was the Christian faith which gave birth to Humanism, not vice versa. It is necessary to put the distinction in order to avoid the reduction of the Christian education to the generic philanthropy. The Christian faith is, first of all, an encounter with Jesus, not only from the existential point of view, but also as a peculiar knowledge through Christ as God’s Word.
education ; Christianity ; humanism ; evangelization
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AfiliacjaFacoltà di Scienze della Formazione Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano (Italy) Włochy
Giuseppe Mari – Philosophy Degree at the University of Padua. Currently full professor of Pedagogy at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan and member of the Managing Committee of the Center for Studies and Researches in Disability and Marginalization. Professor on annual contract of Pedagogy at the School of Advanced Studies in Religious Sciences of the Diocese of Milan and at the Salesian University of Venice (associated to the Pontifical Salesian University of Rome). Visiting Professor at “Giovanni Paolo II” Institute (Pontifical Lateran University: 13-17.2.2017). Registered member: SIPed (Società Italiana di Pedagogia, Roma), CIRPed (Centro Italiano di Ricerca Pedagogica, Padova), SoFPhiEd (Société Francophone de Philosophie de l’Éducation, Paris), AIRPC (Association Internationale de Recherche sur la Pédagogie Chrétienne, Lyon), SEP (Sociedad Española de Pedagogía, Madrid), PESGB (Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, Salisbury), CEuPES (Central European Philosophy of Education Society, Praha). E-mail-address: firstname.lastname@example.org