The article deals with the problem of the construction of the personal identity showing how the human subject – “being-in –the-world” as an “open identity” – becomes himself when through a decision taken by his own freedom (that expresses itself in the passive/active opening of one’s feelings, one’s actions and one’s knowledge to the reality which takes place) he accepts and considers himself as coming from other than himself. He “becomes really and consciously” himself by planning and being according to his own capabilities.
The Christian action of believing “gives a new form” to this being by generating and regenerating it as lived in relation to the life, the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This meeting calls forth man’s freedom by addressing to him and by offering the subject a synthetic self-inspiration that enables him to give shape to his becoming.

(author: Roberto Tommasi)

Summary ed.31 (I/2012)