Studia Theologica 2009, 11(2):1-10
According to St. Thomas Aquinas, the certitude of faith is caused by the First Truth which is an object of faith. The question of the certitude was overlooked and the signification of the First Truth was underestimated in the thomist treatises on faith. In my paper, I concentrate on the First Truth as the last perfection of the intellect and the last end of the will. The relationship of the First Truth to the intellect and to the will is fundamental for understanding of the significance of faith's certitude.
Studia Theologica 2009, 11(2):11-25
The paper deals with Suárez's concept of a number as it is put forth in his famous Disputatines Metaphysicae. Suárez's explanation is led by the standard scholastic question with regard to the nature of a number, namely whether a number is the real species of a quantity. Suárez answers the question in a negative way and his main opponents are in this respect Thomists. Suárez rejects the Thomistic concept of a number according to which a number is the real species of a quantity. Suárez's argument is based on the claim that a number is not a being (ens) per se and that is why the Thomistic thesis is not valid. According to Suárez, a number is (broadly...
Studia Theologica 2009, 11(2):26-34
This essay introduces one of the leading personalities of dialogic personalism. First there are some crucial events in Rozenzweig's life, which influenced his thought. The aim of this essay is to describe Rozenzweig's concept of God through his distinction in terms of God-human-world, his concept of revelation, the concept of relationship in general, but also through Jewish tradition, which was the most important influence on his thought.
Studia Theologica 2009, 11(2):35-49
The article presents the Christology of Paul Tillich in his Systematic Theology with the aim of explaining his theological conception in relation to orthodoxy. In the first part of the article, there are sketched the main events of Tillich's life. In the second part, the reader is informed about "Systematic Theology" in general. In the third part the author of this article follows the Tillich's work on some basic themes of Christology. He finds that Tillich takes an adoptianistic conception of Jesus as the Christ who is made capable by God of becoming the New Being and who is accepted by disciples in this way. Although various important implications...
Studia Theologica 2009, 11(2):50-60
Vojtěch Šanda was Czech theologian (born 1873, died 1953). He was a professor of theology in Prague. He wrote only one book about dogmatic theology, but that was of extraordinary quality. The Synopsis theologiae dogmaticae specialis was written in latin and published in 1916 and 1922. In the first chapter of this article, there is a short biography of the author of Synopsis - Vojtěch Šanda. The second chapter deals with the structure and sources of Synopsis. In the last chapter we present our analysis of the christological and soteriological questions of Šanda's work. These questions go to the Biblicaltheological sources of Synopsis, to the hypostatic...
Studia Theologica 2009, 11(2):61-68
The article reflects the discussed problem of today, the diminution of the sense of fault and sin. Here, the attention is paid to the matter of possible causes and connections of this diminution of the moral fault and sin, which are indicated by the authors. This, at the same time, contributes to the ambivalence and divarication of the man of today. The article adverts to some perspectives towards the resolution of this thematic range in the theological ethics.
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