Origins[ edit ] Problems of vagueness and fuzziness have probably always existed in human experience. Across time, however, philosophers and scientists began to reflect about those kinds of problems, in much more systematic ways. Sorites paradox[ edit ] The ancient Sorites paradox first raised the logical problem of how we could exactly define the threshold at which a change in quantitative gradation turns into a qualitative or categorical difference.
Indeed, every time we return to the source of the Christian experience, new paths and undreamed of possibilities open up" Francis, Discourse, 4 October Jesus looked upon the women and the men he met with love and tenderness, accompanying their steps with patience and mercy, in proclaiming the demands of the Kingdom of God.
The Word of God in the Family To look at Jesus means, above all, to listen to his Word. Despite several initiatives, however, it seems that Catholic families still lack a more direct contact with the Bible.
The pastoral care of the family increasingly highlights the centrality of encountering Christ, an experience which naturally takes place when the family is grounded in Sacred Scripture. Therefore, many wish, above all, that a vital relationship with the Word of God be encouraged in families, so that they might be orientated towards a true and proper personal encounter with Jesus Christ.
A recommended approach to Sacred Scripture is lectio divina, which is a prayerful reading of the Word of God and a source of inspiration in everyday life.
The Divine Pedagogy In creation, because all things were made through Christ and for him cf. In the Christian life, the reception of Baptism brings the believer into the Church through the domestic church, namely, the family; thus beginning "a dynamic process [which] develops, one which advances gradually with the progressive integration of the gifts of God" FC, 9in an ongoing conversion to a love that saves us from sin and gives us fullness of life.
Natural Marriage and the Fullness of the Sacrament Bearing in mind that natural realities must be understood in the light of grace, one cannot fail to remember that the order of redemption illuminates and celebrates the order of creation. Natural marriage, therefore, is fully understood in light of its realization in the Sacrament of Matrimony.
With this in mind, it seems particularly opportune, using a Christocentric key, to understand the rich and varied natural characteristics of marriage. Jesus and the Family The indissolubility of marriage "what therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder" Mt In fact, Jesus was born in a family; he began to work his signs at the wedding of Cana and he announced the meaning of marriage as the fullness of revelation that restores the original divine plan Mt At the same time, however, he put what he taught into practice and manifested the true meaning of mercy, clearly illustrated in his meeting with the Samaritan woman Jn 4: By looking at the sinner with love, Jesus leads the person to repentance and conversion "Go and sin no more"which is the basis for forgiveness.
A Gift and Task The testimony of couples who fully live a Christian marriage highlights the value of the indissoluble bond of marriage and demonstrates always new ways of witnessing to marital fidelity. Indissolubility represents a personal response to the profound desire for mutual and enduring love: Particularly important from this perspective is the celebration of wedding anniversaries in the Christian community so as to recall that, if a marriage is grounded in Christ, permanently living together as a couple is not only possible but also a beautiful experience.
The Gospel of the Family offers an ideal in life which must take into account a sense of the times and the real difficulties in permanently maintaining commitments. In this regard, the Church needs to proclaim a message which might give hope and not be burdensome, so that every family may know that the Church never abandons the family, because of "the indissoluble bond of the history of Christ and his Church with the history of marriage and the human family" Francis, General Audience, 6 May Living as a Family Many recommend fostering a morality of grace which might lead to the discovery and flowering of the beauty of the virtues inherent in married life, which include: Pope Francis says that above the portal leading to family life "are written three words [ Indeed, these expressions open up the way to living well in your family, to living in peace.
They are simple expressions, but not so simple to put into practice! They hold much power: But if they are absent, little holes can start to crack open and the whole thing may even collapse. Indeed, the celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony is the beginning of a process which includes and sustains the various stages and trials of love, all of which, nourished by grace, requires a gradual growth towards full development.This paper, coauthored with James S.
Simkin in , was the Gestalt Therapy chapter in the edition of Corsini and Wedding's Current Psychotherapies (4th Edition). It appears here with the kind permission of the publisher, F.E. Peacock, Publishers, Inc. of Itasca, Illinois. A fuzzy concept is a concept of which the boundaries of application can vary considerably according to context or conditions, instead of being fixed once and for all.
This means the concept is vague in some way, lacking a fixed, precise meaning, without however being unclear or meaningless altogether.
It has a definite meaning, which can be made more precise only through further elaboration. ‘Every Sociological Perspective Has Its Limitations; However Some Are More Useful Than Others to Our Understanding of Society’. Assess This View.
‘Every sociological perspective has its limitations; however some are more useful than others to our understanding of society’.
Assess this view. Symbolic Interactionism. Symbolic interactionism is a sociological perspective on self and society based on the ideas of George H. Mead (), Charles H. Cooley (), W. I. Thomas (), and other pragmatists associated, primarily, with the University of Chicago in the early twentieth century.
The central theme of symbolic interactionism is that human life is lived in the symbolic domain. Categorization and its Effects.
As Goffman ( pg. 2) has indicated, "Society establishes the means of categorizing persons and the complement of attributes felt to be ordinary and natural for members of these categories.".
The New Perspective on Paul. By James D.G. Dunn.
Acknowledgements: “The New Perspective on Paul” by James D.G. Dunn originally appeared in the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, Vol. 65, , pp. It was included in Dunn, Jesus, Paul and the Law: Studies in Mark and Galatians (London: SPCK), , pp.
; more recently in Dunn, The New Perspective on Paul: Collected Essays.