Studia Theologica 2010, 12(2):1-19
In 1904 while in Rome Theodor Kohn had resigned as the archbishop of Olomouc. After his resignation he moved to Rindbach near Ebensee and in October 1904 he moved again to Ehrehnausen in Styria. There he had bought castle Ehrenhausen. Until his death in 1915 he lived there with his secretary František Botek, Theodor Vavruša and his servants from Moravia. Kohn has renovated the Eggenberger mausoleum, which was a component of the castle Ehrenhausen, and after his death he was laid to rest there. Kohn's heirs gave the Eggenberger mausoleum to the Land Steiermark.
Studia Theologica 2010, 12(2):20-34
Thirty years have passed in 2007 since Pope Paul VI canonised John Nepomucene Neumann, a native of South Bohemia. The author focuses his study on the questions of the canonisation of John N. Neumann, in the form of an inquiry in the archive materials of the state administration and the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in the Region of South Bohemia. State authorities of the communist regime generally perceived the canonisation of this saint as a serious political and ideological danger at the same level as that of the well-known Charta 77 movement. Archive documents illustrate the unscrupulous and insidious way to thwart the efforts of clergy and...
Studia Theologica 2010, 12(2):35-53
This study deals with the activity of Ministry of the Education, Science and Arts assignees, appointed to the bishop's consistory in České Budějovice. The text is a free continuation of the preceding study, which followed the activity of the Ministry's assignees at the state-wide level. Establishing of the assignee at the consistory, legal defense of Bishop Josef Hlouch against the appointment and the dismissal of his appeal are described. Description of individual assignees' activities in the period 1949-1956 follows.
Studia Theologica 2010, 12(2):54-65
The article deals with American Personalist Thomist, W. N. Clarke, and his theory of the foundation of metaphysics in interpersonal dialogue. Classical Thomist metaphysics is based on the philosophy of nature. Clarke does not reject this approach, but he prefers his theory as better and more useful. His theory has realist roots and tries to avoid the mistakes that are present, according to him, in Cartesian and Kantian approaches.
Studia Theologica 2010, 12(2):66-74
The paper deals with a specific stream in the philosophical atheism of the 20th century and examines certain reflections of German, especially protestant, philosophers and theologians. Their secular concept of religious faith (Christianity without religion), especially Bultmann's concept of demythologisation, is compared to the Jewish interpretation of the Ten Commandments (the second and third commandments). The paper aims to discover some points of contact to enable a dialogue between these streams.
Studia Theologica 2010, 12(2):75-85
The paper deals with the problem of assisted reproduction. It reflects the attitude of the teaching authority of the Catholic Church in relationship to this issue and deals also with the ethical questionsof the problem. It clarifies the general character of the teaching authority of the Catholic Church to this moral question with regards to its correct understanding. The paper alerts to the danger of one-sided understanding of this matter and also to the danger of commercialization of this fast developing branch of health service that evades the ethical questions connected with the issue.
Studia Theologica 2010, 12(2):86-101
The article deals with the essence, character, sources and interpretation of the Social Teaching of the Church, which is an integral part of the Christian conception of life and a part of the Church's evangelizing mission. It presents the attitude of the Church to political and economic issues, a moral evaluation of institutional frameworks, the historical conditionality of doctrine, as well as the timelessness of propagated values that spring from the Christian perspective of a human being. The article explores forms of interpretation and ideologization of this doctrine in the context of Christian social thought. Using the example of the Czech situation,...
Studia Theologica 2010, 12(2):102-119