Studia Theologica 2010, 12(3):1-18
In Origen's Commentaries on the Song of Songs, Holiness of the Church seems to be above all (if not exclusively) holiness of the "ecclesiastical souls" purged by their proximity to Christ. Although Origen presents the Church as "black and comely" bride he does not mean that she would be both holy and sinful, as it is the case in the works of some other Christian interpreters.
Studia Theologica 2010, 12(3):19-29
The paper focuses on the theme of divine grace, human agency and divine foreknowledge in Jerome. In his ascetic writings, Jerome praises virginity as a special gift having two aspects: it demands a special effort exceeding ordinary duties and it promises a special reward. People are not given the same measure of divine grace. There is no injustice because effort of one's will is more relevant than human deeds. Divine foreknowledge does not restrain human freedom because God does not determine what will happen but only foreknows it. Human nature is weak and fragile, unable to avoid sinning continuously. However, free will is indispensable...
Studia Theologica 2010, 12(3):30-42
The proposed study recalls the intentions and goals of the liturgical reform initiated by the Second Vatican Council. The author describes the interaction between church and liturgy: on the one hand various ecclesiologies produce various liturgical forms; on the other hand, it is possible to establish ecclesiology on the Eucharist. Finally the author tries to suggest the ways, in which it is possible to remain true to the Council and at the same time answer the upcoming challenges.
Studia Theologica 2010, 12(3):43-62
The article introduces a summary of analysis of essential Christological works by Joseph Ratzinger and the Pope's book about Jesus. The aim of this work is to describe and evaluate the basic line and development of Ratzinger's Christological reflection. At the beginning the article outlines Joseph Ratzinger's life and work and then it describes his important Christological works. The Christological presentation itself is divided into four areas: the use of Christological titles, theology of incarnation, the secrets of Jesus' life and theology of the Cross. Ratzinger bases his Christology primarily on the faith of the church and thus his approach...
Studia Theologica 2010, 12(3):63-79
Parrhesia was a right of a free Greek citizen to express his opinion in public meetings and trials. The gradual decline of parrhesia in the judicial and political environment in conjunction with decline of democracy led to a strengthening of its meaning and its shift into the moral domain. The use of the term in the Septuagint usually has a religious undertone or context. It expresses often the relationship of men toward God. The use of the term in the First Epistle of John is very close to its use in the Septuagint. Parrhesia occurs in the First Epistle of John four times. In 1 John 2:28 it means the trust of those who "stay" in Christ and in a way,...
Studia Theologica 2010, 12(3):80-90
The article briefly deals with the beginning and history of the traditional Christian doctrine of "a just war". Thereby it builds up a groundwork for the reflection of contemporary affirmations in the official Catholic Church documents which further develop this doctrine. It discusses the justification of war, particularly with respect to a potential threat of a nuclear conflict and an immediate threat to humanity of worldwide terrorism. It examines possible and justifiable means needed for better understanding and the preservation of peaceful co-existence in Christian ethical thinking.
Studia Theologica 2010, 12(3):91-101
This text is the third and concluding part of the study dealing with the activity of the Ministry of Education, Science and Arts assignees at the bishop's consistory in České Budějovice. The first part followed the activity of the Ministry assignees at the whole state level; the second part describes the establishing of the assignees at the consistory, legal defense of Bishop Josef Hlouch against the appointment and the refusal of his appeal, together with the description of the individual assignees' activities in the period 1949-1956. The third part surveys the activities of the assignees, their influence on the administration and work of the diocese...
Studia Theologica 2010, 12(3):102-113