Rodzina i prokreacja w religiach monoteistycznych. Założenia doktrynalne a rzeczywistość empiryczna

Family and Procreation in the Monotheistic Religions. Doctrinal Assumptions and Empirical Reality

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Strona: 421 - 439

Publikacja w numerze: 16 (2016)

Autor: Komorowska-Pudło Marta


The article presents the doctrinal requirements of monotheistic religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) connected with procreation, the creation of families and their functioning. These religions do not allow abortion, however Islam and Judaism allow it in special cases, while Catholicism accepts the possibility of the life-saving-treatment of mother, even if the side effect is death of a child. In vitro fertilization is not accepted only in Catholicism. This confession accepts only natural methods of family planning, and in other confessions of Christianity and in other religions is permitted to use a variety of contraceptives. The results of various studies that describe the actual implementation by the followers of the various religions doctrinal assumptions were also discussed. They found that the higher the level of religiosity is presented by respondents, the more they observe the requirements set by their own religions. They more often created families interested in having children, more cared about the quality of families and relationships between parents and children. The lower level of religiosity was marked by respondents of all religions, the more often they departed from the norms and principles related to creating the families.