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Death: Border or Membrane? Ascetic-eschatological Dimension of Consecrated Life as 3D Transformation
; Katolički bogoslovni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
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Mijatović, K. (2017). Death: Border or Membrane? Ascetic-eschatological Dimension of Consecrated Life as 3D Transformation. Disputatio philosophica : International journal on philosophy and religion, 19(1), 51-62. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/192437
This article discusses the ascetic-eschatological dimension of consecrated life through the lens of death. Death is not understood as an impenetrable border which separates the two worlds but as a fluid cell membrane which binds time and eternity. The phenomenon of death in consecrated life is perceived in three ritual events: baptism, religious consecration and physical death. These three moments make the so-called 3D (three deaths) transformation which is not only in these three events but through asceticism it is extended to the whole existence of the consecrated person.
Ascetic way of living is the membrane where eschaton transcends its own borders. The effort of asceticism and joy of eschaton in consecrated life are two sides of the same reality. Considering the relation between asceticism and eschaton, a convent could be named a heavenly embassy and consecrated people heavenly ambassadors.
border; consecrated life; convent; death; eschaton; membrane; 3D transformation
Hrčak ID: 192437
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