Studia Theologica 2015, 17(2):1-9 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.010
The author questions whether it is possible to explain differences between MT and LXX in Jeremiah 1:1-19 in some way. If one accepts that MT and the Hebrew original of LXX were the same, or at least very similar, the differences can be fairly well explained through haplography. It is therefore justified to consider it as the most likely possibility or at least take it into account in Jer 1:15.
Studia Theologica 2015, 17(2):10-39 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.011
This paper is focused on piousness and the family representation of the Counts of Sporck on the Heřmanův Městec estate (East Bohemia) in the 1st half of the 18th century. The founder of this noble clan, Johann of Sporck (approximately 1600-1679), was born as a member of a peasant family near Paderborn, Germany and began the social rise of the Sporcks. He was under military duty with the Duke of Bavaria and consequently (as of 1647) served Emperor Ferdinand III. Sporck became a general and a rich and powerful magnate during the Thirty Years' War war and the consequent struggles. The public fame of this new noble family was harmed, however, by the General's...
Studia Theologica 2015, 17(2):40-72 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.012
The author addresses the present-day challenge to theology involving a philosophical turn to Realism and its critique of Constructivism and Postmodernism. The author welcomes this critique. He also points out the benefits of radical Constructivism which have been directed toward theology but have not yet been fully utilized. He presents two successful (in his opinion) German attempts to apply Constructivism to theology. The author believes that a Constructivism free of erroneous ideological assumptions is permanently suitable as a methodology for the study of the obviously designed social phenomena. This reasoning is supported in the author's exploration...
Studia Theologica 2015, 17(2):73-74 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.013
Studia Theologica 2015, 17(2):75-85 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.014
The contribution attempts to explain the meaning of two main characteristics of the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles and clarify the correlation between them. The article analyses the sixfold synchronism in Luke 3:1-2a and demonstrates its importance in the conception of Luke and Acts. Although Luke was not a modern historian, his work indicates how an emphasis on history can serve the Gospel. It is fairly obvious that mere facts are not sufficient and the values behind the facts and events are more important. The most important event for Luke was the salvation brought by Jesus Christ.
Studia Theologica 2015, 17(2):86-110 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.015
The period of the first three centuries was characterized by a plurality of liturgical forms and texts. On the basis of preserved sources, this study pursues three types of the celebration of the Eucharist: parousial (in the Didache), staurological (in the Apostle Paul), and epicletic (in the Apocrypha). The conclusions demonstrate that, for the evolution both in the East and in the West, the Pauline conception with its strong connection to the anamnesis of the death of Jesus had a decisive influence. It consequently continues across the Eucharistic texts of Justin to the Anaphora in the document Traditio apostolica: the thanksgiving to the Father...
Studia Theologica 2015, 17(2):111-126 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.016
The aim of this paper is to highlight a common denominator in the work of a historian, theologian and scholars in each of the humanities. The author first clarifies his concept of the spiritual dimension, pointing out that the rectification of one's relationship to the past as a prerequisite of the undistorted present and the future and that this remedy is, from the spiritual point of view, a sort of conversion. Another problem involves how to present the ideal in the post-ideological time. An awareness of the multi-dimensionality of reality leads us to humility in making judgements while protecting us from their absolutisation. The common denominator...
Studia Theologica 2015, 17(2):127-151 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.017
The contribution deals with the concept of the social doctrine of the Catholic Church regarding feast rest, specifically Sunday rest. It arises from a short synthesis of the Biblical sciences and moral theology. It consequently provides an analysis of documents of Catholic social doctrine both on the universal level and on the particular level of the neighbouring states of the Czech and Slovak Republic in Central Europe and suggests practical conclusions including the juridical dimension on the basis of a synthetic summary.
Studia Theologica 2015, 17(2):152-174 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.018
The study deals with the difference in the cultural and theological readiness for dialogue between the Christian East and West and their traditions. The first part deals with the cultural basis of such a dialogue while the second part concerns changes in the concept of spirituality. The third part provides a typology of contemporary theological discussions in Orthodox theology. A generational exchange of ideas and preparations for the Pan-Orthodox Synod in 2016 is subjected to reflection for ecumenical purposes. The study should serve to clarify the status of Christianity in the contemporary secular world.
Studia Theologica 2015, 17(2):175-193 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.019
The paper focuses on the apocalyptic elements of the work Arbor vitae crucifixae Iesu by the Spiritual Franciscan Ubertino of Casale. It specifically pays attention to Ubertino's explanation of the Apocalypse within the historical context where he interpreted certain living persons as bearers of the label of apocalyptic enemies. The paper introduces Ubertino's concept of the theology of history, presents his source of inspiration, and explains the originality of the concept. Apart from direct quotations from the Arbor vitae, the paper also contains a brief biography of Ubertino of Casale.
Studia Theologica 2015, 17(2):194-202 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.020
The Early Modern imperial court represented a type of social environment where a number of conflicts could arise. The ceremonial also played an important role here. The traditional privilege of ceremonial precedence, which was based on the ideal system of a hierarchical order of dignitaries and the imperceptible gaps in the court ceremonial, gave many of the courtiers and foreign diplomats and representatives an opportunity to enforce their own social status to the detriment of others or on the contrary defend and protect them. An interesting example of a ceremonial conflict is the argument that took place during the ordination ceremony of the Archbishop...
Studia Theologica 2015, 17(2):203-220 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.021
In the first part, the article deals with a description of the development of testamentary praxis of Cardinal Franz von Dietrichstein (1570-1636). It mentions the facultas testandi given by Pope Clement VIII in 1601, the orally pronounced final will from 1607 registered by the Olomouc Chapter, the episcopal testament from 1615, the non-preserved testament concerning the familiar possessions of Dietrichstein from 1614-1618, the set of four testaments from 1629 (one episcopal and three seculars, for the familiar possessions in Moravia, Bohemia and Austria) and last, the final version of the four testaments from the year 1634. In the second part, the...
Studia Theologica 2015, 17(2):221-239 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.022
The article discusses the changing nature of pilgrimages to Velehrad in Moravia during the period from the second half of the 19th century up until the present day. The transformations can be characterized by contradictions: provincial - national, unionist - ecumenical, under the yoke of totalitarianism - free.
Studia Theologica 2015, 17(2):240-249 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.023
The Archdiocesan Heritage Council in Olomouc, whose task was to ensure the protection of existing monuments and supervise their suitable renovation, was established in 1914. It was also responsible for the construction of new buildings with a focus on the quality of religious art. Auxiliary Bishop Zela was appointed chairman of the Archdiocesan Heritage Council in 1941. Zela was only chairman for three years but managed to make it functional. Since some members of the Archdiocesan Heritage Council had died, Zela appointed new members and called a meeting of the Council which had not met for a long time. He reminded the committee of the tasks of the...