What does Gaudium et Spes adress?
what issues or events does this document address
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
1. The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ. Indeed, nothing genuinely human fails to raise an echo in their hearts. For theirs is a community composed of men. United in Christ, they are led by the Holy Spirit in their journey to the Kingdom of their Father and they have welcomed the news of salvation which is meant for every man. That is why this community realizes that it is truly linked with mankind and its history by the deepest of bonds.
Details are provided in the rest of the document.
In essence the world is not so evil that Christians must hide from it. Christianity is meant to address the full human condition not merely the spiritual.
- solariusLv 78 years ago
It's about Catholic positions on a wide range of topics including human dignity, science, social justice, culture, poverty, ecumenical relations, avoidance of war and economics. Here's the full text from the Vatican website: