The second volume in the scholarly series of Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), “Horizons of Learning,” is now available, in the Ukrainian language. The theme of this volume is the subject of time, considered by astronomers, physicists, theologians, philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, linguists, semiotics experts, and historians.
The volume was supported by UCU and the Petro Jacyk Central & East European Resource Centre, based in Canada. The editors of the volume represent Ukraine’s National Academy of Sciences, Ivan Franko University in Lviv, and UCU, in the person of historian Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak.
The authors of the articles include the late Polish/British philosopher and sociologist Zigmunt Bauman who wrote “A small addition to the long social history of time,” based on a talk he gave in Lviv. “I was involved in his presentation and I consider that the appearance of this article in the Ukrainian language is an event,” said Hrytsak.
The Dean of the UCU Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, Fr. Yuriy Shchurko, PhD, shared his thoughts on his work in the journal: “As I am a Bible scholar, my task was to explain, in popular language, how time is presented in the Bible. In my account, I attempted to show the reader the general conception of time by people who understand the universe, history, and time through the prism of Holy Scripture. When we open the Bible (Old and New Testaments), we see that it begins and ends with a mention of time. Special attention is focused on God, who is eternal and gives time its beginning. So the tension in my article is between historical time and what we call eternity.” (Fr. Shchurko is also himself a graduate of UCU.)
The Ukrainian-language journal is available HERE