ON THE LIFE OF DOMINIC SAVIO WRITTEN BY FATHER JOHN BOSCO. THE AUTHOR’S INTENTIONS AND THE WAYS OF INTERPRETATION
Don Bosco wrote the biography of the youngster Dominic Savio in 1859 as a booklet for a monthly series Letture Cattoliche publication in his sixth year. With the publication of this brief but important booklet, the first period of the pastoral and educative action of the Saint can be considered closed. In fact, after a few months, precisely on 18th December of the same year, Don Bosco officially founded the Salesian Society and thus initiated the new phase of his life as founder of religious families, consolidator and propagator of the work that from Turin will spread throughout the world with ever growing success.
To comprehend the pedagogical and spiritual importance of this biography, one needs to situate this small booklet within the educative experience of Don Bosco which in turn, needs to be placed within the vast sociological phenomenon of the emergence of youth as a category in the European society of the eighteen hundred and fifties.
1. SYTUACJA SPOŁECZNO-KULTURALNA, W KTÓREJ PISAŁ KS. BOSKO
2. ŻYCIE DOMINIKA SAVIO W KONTEKŚCIE PISARSKIM KS. BOSKO
3. CZYTELNIK PRZEWIDYWANY PRZEZ KS. BOSKO I INTENCJE AUTORA
3.1. Odbiorcy Życia w zamierzeniu autora
3.2. Zamierzony charakter formacyjny Życia
4. TRUDNOŚCI INTERPRETACYJNE I RESPEKT DO INTENCJI AUTORA
Reference time period: 1842 – 1856
Aldo Giraudo, Wokół “Życia” Dominika Savio napisanego przez księdza Jana Bosko: intencje autora i sposoby interpretacji, “Seminare. Poszukiwania naukowe” 21 (2005) 509-530.
Towarzystwo Naukowe Franciszka Salezego