Studia Theologica 2014, 16(1):1-16 | 10.5507/sth.2014.001
This paper initially examines the importance of Isa 6:9-10 and its idea of divine hardening in the context of the entire Book of Isaiah. It consequently compares the Hebrew and the Greek version of Isa 6:9-10 and attempts to expose possible reasons on the part of the translator for his rendering of these difficult verses.
Studia Theologica 2014, 16(1):17-45 | 10.5507/sth.2014.002
In Christian literature (particularly in popular theological publications, on Christian web sites, and also in homilies) the threefold differentiation of love, referring to the ancient Greek linguistic reality, frequently appears: it is said that the lowest, self-interested love corresponds to the Greek term of eros, the higher love based on mutual sympathy corresponds to the term philia, and the highest, selfless, unconditional love was allegedly called agape by the ancient Greeks. The article refutes this myth and presents the Greek words of "love" and "to love" as they were used by non-Christian writers and the Church Fathers. The subsequent article...
Studia Theologica 2014, 16(1):46-66 | 10.5507/sth.2014.003
Gregory of Nyssa rejected philosophical theories placing the leading principle of the human soul (i.e. the mind) in the bodily parts. He along with Plotin came to the conclusion that the leading principle can neither be placed in the body nor confined or limited by the body because it is incorporeal. It nevertheless penetrates every bodily part and affects it, if the part is functioning naturally.
Studia Theologica 2014, 16(1):67-87 | 10.5507/sth.2014.004
This work is aimed at determining whether we can regard Francisco Suárez as representative of the social-contracting theories developing in the period from the 16th up until the 18th century. Suárez, who is in all probability better known for his metaphysical disputations, provides a truly sophisticated formulation concerning the origin of civil society and political power, where the concept of social consent holds a key role. Suarez's concept of social consent is situated in the ontological framework and is closely associated with the term nature. Suárez consequently understands the state as a natural and moral organization.
Studia Theologica 2014, 16(1):88-102 | 10.5507/sth.2014.005
The authors of the article discuss the life and works of Jan Evangelista Bily, an important figure in Czech theology and historiography, in the light of a basic, but almost forgotten historical source. A critical presentation of Bily's life is accompanied by a list of Bily's published books.
Studia Theologica 2014, 16(1):103-122 | 10.5507/sth.2014.006
The question of private and common ownership has much more extensive dimensions of influence than meets the eye. These dimensions are not limited to the economic, legal and social areas. S.L. Frank in his work Ownership and Socialism attempts to clarify the fact that it is its owner rather than the property which is the real issue. The author demonstrates that the treasures of the world and the ways of owning them are actually secondary, because it is the human soul which has "made a treasure" of the things of the world, while the only one genuine treasure worthy of our affection is the infinitely loving God. This fact leads Frank to the conclusion...
Studia Theologica 2014, 16(1):123-137 | 10.5507/sth.2014.007
The article focuses on the concept of value blindness as a partial explanation for seeming disagreement in evaluations. The research initially focuses on the concept of value, if we are able to grasp values and in what manner. When studying the phenomenon of value blindness, von Hildebrand points out and explores in detail three types of such insensitivity. Von Hildebrand's original distinction of this phenomenon opens up a field which requires exploration from both an epistemological as well as from a psychological angle.
Studia Theologica 2014, 16(1):138-160 | 10.5507/sth.2014.008
The writer of this study reveals the connection between Luhmann's works and Czech theological discourse. He also demonstrates that the theory of systems provides new views on questions such as the open church, Christianity as a religion, non-ontological and non-metaphysical models of theology, and even the possibility of finding new formulations of Trinitarian theology and Christology. The author additionally considers the possibility of an application of Luhmann's notion of coding as an expression of the identity of a system. He also evaluates a possible formulation of the code of Christianity.
Studia Theologica 2014, 16(1):161-181 | 10.5507/sth.2014.009
The epistomological line of the text is centered around the question of how, in Schillebeeckx's view, people become religious. Humanity can be basically understood on its autonomous, generally human, pre-religious level. In contrast, however, that same humanity, when left in that immanent closedness, appears to be deprived of something, fundamentally endangered by itself. Schillebeeckx finds theology's starting-point in the approach of dialectical acceptance of people and the world against the current relativism of being human. Christianity is perceived as that which desacralizes (human spheres obtain their own authentic content) and at the same time...
Studia Theologica 2014, 16(1):182-195 | 10.5507/sth.2014.010
Briggs' analysis of the confession "Jesus is Lord" implicitly indicates the limitations of Searle's categorization of speech acts. In an attempt to classify the confession of faith according to Searle's categorization, the theologically relevant properties of confession remain blurred. The main area of our interest is "faith discourse", defined by means of the concept of "pneumatic intentionality", which functions as a theological supplement to Searle's intentionality of mind. In this article, we aim at establishing the categorization of speech acts of faith discourse on the basis of their transformative and communicative dimensions.
Studia Theologica 2014, 16(1):196-208 | 10.5507/sth.2014.011
This article deals with the idea of human rights in the context of the Global Governance project. It reflects the auctoritas politica mundialis concept developed in the documents of Catholic social doctrine, explores critical and favourable approaches, challenges and perspectives to the Global Governance concept, particularly in connection with the human rights agenda and presents humanrightist ideological trends.
Studia Theologica 2014, 16(1):209-243