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Dialogue and Universalism

Volume 17, Issue 12, 2007

Complementarity and Unification

Janusz Kuczyński
Pages 139-147
DOI: 10.5840/du2007171214

Part I: 7–8/2007 New Stage of Religious and Secular Universalisms: The Complementarity of Secular and Sacred Emerged from Historical Dialectics and the Spirit of Dialogue — Towards Metanoia and the Meanings of History; Part II: 12/2007: II. The Long Birth and Formation of Humanistic Secularism and the Breakthrough to New Universalism—Through Complementary Acceptance of Secularity and Sacrality

1. The birth of dialogue from the spirit of the Polish October political uprising: From social civil war and simple exclusions (even physical) to negotiations and complicated “Dialogue of Contradictions” within national entity. Almost 25 years before the much later birth and international triumph of the Solidarity Union, the “Polish October” of 1956, history’s first victorious anti-Stalinist political uprising and most certainly a historical milestone for Poland—if not all of Europe—was the main harbinger of change in all fundamental spheres of life. 2. Secularism in the place of atheism or the acceptance of pluralism at the price of indifference :the “our little stability” ideology 3. International cooperation as a fundamental inspiration and “umbrella” 4. Patriotism as a “civic religion” mainly for unbelievers and even mediatisation of materialism and Christianity 5. Towards a new complementarity/synergy-founded universalism 6. New names, new problems 7. Synopsis, updates 8. The next stage: Dialogue and Universalism Virtual University experimental project