General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Christian family in the modern world
Language EN
Module lecturer Fr Dawid Stelmach PhD
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Theology
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 12-AP11


Module aim (aims)

Presenting of chosen areas of contemporary culture where happens synergy between Christianity and pop culture, and where culture marks it own stigma - pointing the space where Christian family have own specific place in the contemporary culture.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

– training skills of influencing on contemporary culture – building bridges between Christianity and pop culture in synergical understanding – finding culture as a space of contemporary arena of world-wide dialogue of human-being condition – showing world of Christian family as a world of values that shaped contemporary Europe.


Week 1:Christianity and family - Catholic vision of marriage and family - introduction.Week 2: Family in the modern world; unions, marriage to the test, "free relationships"Week 3:Positive phenomena in family life - what good did civilizational changes bring and what the Church did not expect?Week 4:Threats of the modern family - how the Christian family perishes before our eyes. Will it be gone forever?Week 5: The space of dialogue between Christianity and contemporary societies. Is it possible to have a dialogue in the conditions of cultural and social conflict? Week 6:Difficulties in dialogue on family life. Week 7:Perspectives of the coexistence of Christianity and other religious-moral systems in the context of the family. Week 8:“Modern family” as a pop-cultural promotion of non-christian ideas.Week 9:Inter-faith families Week 10: A non-denominational family in post-Christianity.Week 11: Christian family and non-Christian world. Week 12: A modern family, or how a pop culture pattern shapes usWeek 13: Familia futuristica - where can the future of the family lead to?Week 14: The challenge of Tradition, or what the Church can answer to what will come Week 15: The future of the Church and the future of the family.

Reading list

an Paweł II, Fides et ratio 1993.Bortkiewicz P., Przede wszystkim etyka, WT UAM, Poznań 2000.Jan Paweł II, Familiaris Consortio, 1981Franciszek, Amoris Laetitia, 2016Dodaro R. (red.), Pozostać w prawdzie Chrystusa. Małżeństwo i Komunia w Kościele katolickim.Dobroczyński B., III Rzesza popkultury i inne stany, Znak, Kraków 2004.Woźniak R. J. , Przyszłość, teologia, społeczeństwo, (Myśl Teologiczna), Kraków 2007