Studia Theologica, 2015 (roč. 17), číslo 3

History of Church(es)

Od církve bojující k putujícímu Božímu lidu: jiná dějinnost konstituce Lumen gentium

From Ecclesia Militans towards the Wandering People of God: Another Historicity of the Constitution Lumen Gentium

Tomáš Petráček

Studia Theologica 2015, 17(3):105-118 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.030

The article deals with changes in the perception of history and historicity in the Catholic Church of the 19th and 20th centuries. In the first part the author provides an analysis of the reasons why the Catholic Church of this period showed such an ambivalent attitude towards concepts such as development, adaptation, evolution, revolution or historicity itself. It demonstrates how historicity was perceived by the elite of the Catholic Church as a thread and the consequences of such an attitude. In the second part the article presents a/the key contribution of the Second Vatican Council in this aspect and focuses on the acceptance of the genuine historicity...

Jewish studies

Právní sbírky v Tóře

Legal Codes in the Torah

Jiří Kašný

Studia Theologica 2015, 17(3):1-26 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.024

The article examines laws in legal codes in the Torah, among them the Decalogue, the Covenant Code, the Deuteronomy Code, the Holiness Code and the Law in Numbers. The analysis makes use of the sociocritical method and studies to what extent the norms create legal institutes and build an orderly and safe community through a legal theory perspective and, on the contrary, to what extent disrespecting the norms causes the disintegration of the individual and the community. The Decalogue establishes a framework for the relationship between the Israelites and God and to others in the community. The Cove- nant Code aims at living in freedom in the homeland,...

Pozůstatek Izraele jako třetí zahrnutý (tertium datur) na cestě k jednotě

The Remnant of Israel as tertium datur in the Path towards Unity

Alvaro Grammatica

Studia Theologica 2015, 17(3):171-186 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.034

This article focuses on the path of ecumenism beginning with the roots of the first division between Israel and the Church, the mother of all other subsequent divisions throughout history. The author's central position is that returning to unity implies undergoing the process of reconciliation between Israel and the Church. This means definitively leaving behind the theology of supersessionism in the wake of the achievements made from the Second Vatican Council onwards. This paper argues that the ecclesiological bridge between Israel and the Church is provided by Messianic Jews who have reappeared after 2,000 years of absence. They should be considered...

Theology and Religion

Vznik opatství u Sv. Viktora v Paříži a životní osudy jeho kanovníka Richarda

The Formation of the Abbey of St. Victor in Paris and the Life of Richard, its Canons Regular

Radomír Bužek

Studia Theologica 2015, 17(3):27-49 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.025

The aim of the study is twofold. First, it introduces major historical events and the circumstances under which one of the most significant literacy centres in the 12th century Paris was founded before the foundation of the university - the Abbey of St. Victor. The author also ponders the question of the existence and manner of functioning of the monastic school next to the Abbey and attempts to comment on existing information regarding the school. Secondly, the main part of the study is a biography of one of the most significant canons regular who worked in the Abbey in the 12th century - Richard of St. Victor. He was an important scholar in his time...

Nebýt či být? O zmatcích, které přináší asymetrický argument

Better Never to Have Been? The Confusions of the Asymmetry Argument

Vlastimil Vohánka

Studia Theologica 2015, 17(3):50-74 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.026

This paper examines in detail David Benatar's asymmetry argument for his thesis that it would have been better for all people not to have begun to exist. Confused attempts to construe the thesis itself are dismissed, including some by Benatar himself (1). A more fitting reading is proposed: in all people self-regret due to one's own coming into existence would be adequate (2). Benatar's basic asymmetry of harms and benefits is accepted as a mere truism (3). The lack of any articulate transition from the asymmetry to the thesis on Benatar's side is exposed. Although the transition is reconstructed from hints provided by him, it is found wanting (4)....



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Studia Theologica 2015, 17(3):75-83

Boží lid putující: Od mysteria církve po Lumen gentium

People of God Walking: From the Mystery of the Church to Lumen Gentium

Hanjo Sauer

Studia Theologica 2015, 17(3):84-92 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.028

The Fathers of Vatican II made a commitment to talk about hope and provide it with a face and name in the horizon of the faith in Jesus Christ. Given the social changes, they produced an extremely generous work picturing the unique legacy of faith, documented in the texts of the Council. The Council did not want to make proclamations, but develop arguments. They wanted to express with the Council's teaching that the Church invites people to worship their faith, reflect on it and pass it on. In order to do this they need guidance and focus but in a way that will not ignore their own experience in life and faith. Their own initiative is not only possible...

Co koncil přinesl a co zůstalo

What Did the Council Bring and What Has Remained

Peter Neuner

Studia Theologica 2015, 17(3):93-104 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.029

As part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Second Council, Pope Francis asked whether the Church had really done everything "which the Holy Spirit told us in the council?" And he replied: "No, on the contrary: we celebrate our anniversary and it seems that we are building a monument to the Council, but one which is not uncomfortable, which does not disturb us. We do not want to change ourselves." What did the Council bring and what has remained?

Kolegialita a primát v Lumen gentium: jejich recepce v českém exilu a v mezinárodní teologii

Collegiality and Primacy in Lumen Gentium: Their Reception in the Czech Exile and International Theology

Karel Skalický, Karel Skalický

Studia Theologica 2015, 17(3):119-131 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.031

The article deals with the Papal Primacy and the collegiality of Bishops in the light of Lumen Gentium constitution and how this issue was reflected in Czech exile theology and international theology. The Second Vatican Council does not clearly state whether the supreme power in the Church belongs to one or two holders. It also does not precisely defines the relationship between the Pope and the College of Bishops. The present text reflects on attitudes to this open question adopted by three Czech exiles: V. Boublík, A. Heidler and K. Skalický. The article consequently presents possible answers to the question of whether there are one or two holders...

Význam nového pojetí "místní církve" pro náš postoj k problematice Jana Husa a husitství

The Importance of the New Concept of "the Local Church" for Our Attitude to the Issue of Jan Hus and the Hussite Movement

Ctirad Václav Pospíšil

Studia Theologica 2015, 17(3):132-154 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.032

In this paper the author first outlines the new revolutionary concept of the local church as raised by the Second Council. He highlights the insufficient implementation of this innovation in the life of the Church in Bohemia and Moravia, as well as in the Catholic Church in general. In the second point, he interprets the Council's teaching on this critical topic and also recalls the post-conciliar development of theological reflections on the issue of the particular and local church. Finally in the third paragraph he applies the possibilities offered by this doctrine on the issue of the transformation of the attitudes of contemporary Czech Catholics...

Jeden Pán, jedna víra a současné eklesiologické hledání

One Lord, One Faith and Contemporary Ecclesiological Searching

Pavel Černý

Studia Theologica 2015, 17(3):155-170 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.033

This article focuses on what has been attained in ecumenical cooperation and what remains to be done on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Faith Constitution Lumen gentium. The article touches on a broader ecclesiastical understanding of the Church in the context of diversity. It makes mention of the ecclesiastical creativity of the Early Church in comparison with the current searching for relevant ecclesiastical forms. This article underlines the positive influence of the mission of the Church on the unity of the Church. The missionary endeavor of the Church is viewed as a meaningful imperative and a motivation on the path towards Unity....

Eklesiologická iniciace pastoračního poslání církve. Příspěvek k diskuzi o recepci Druhého vatikánského koncilu

The Ecclesiological Initiation of the Pastoral Mission of the Church: A Contribution to the Discussion of the Reception of the Second Vatican Council

Pavel Ambros

Studia Theologica 2015, 17(3):187-202 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.035

Is the pontificate of Pope Francis the next stage of the Second Vatican Council reception or is the beginning of a new post-conciliar Church situation? Is the way we perceive and understand the Church changing fundamentally now 50 years after the Council? Does the Church's discourse contain things the Council could not even have imagined? These questions lead us to formulating two basic hypotheses which will be developed in detail. First, each phase of the reception and subsequent reflection on the reception of the Council ties together the pluriformity of ecclesiological models and pastoral propedeutics manifested in basic pastoral decisions as responses...

Jak/co jim říci, aby naslouchali? Aneb nastolování témat ve veřejném prostoru českou katolickou církví

How/What to Tell to Make Them Listen or the Czech Catholic Church Setting Agenda in the Public Space

Jan Váně

Studia Theologica 2015, 17(3):203-229 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2015.036

This study explores whether the Czech Catholic Church has conceptualized issues relevant and potentially interesting for the majority society and also whether it has been coming up with successful strategies to set the agenda in the public space. It also discusses the role played by lay people in this process. The goal of the study is to verify whether the position of lay Czech Catholics has changed over the 50 years since the publication of the Lumen Gentium constitution and what role they are supposed to play in the Church's "battle" with the majority society in the process of setting and pushing through the Church's agenda.



Radomír Bužek, Jaroslav Hrdlička, Ctirad Václav Pospíšil, Magdaléna Miklušičáková, Šimon Marinčák

Studia Theologica 2015, 17(3):230-254

Review Of: David Vopřada: Svatý Ambrož a tajemství Krista (Praha: Krystal OP, 2015, ISBN 978 ‑80 ‑87183 ‑73 ‑1, 223 s.) Ctirad Václav Pospíšil: Husovská dilemata (Kostelní Vydří: Karmelitánské nakladatelství, 2015, ISBN: 978 ‑ 80 ‑7195 ‑816 ‑1, 319 s.) Vojtěch Novotný: Anthropologia sacra: Origini dell'antropologia teologica nell'ortodossia veteroprotestante (přeložil Paolo di Biase, Milano: Centro Ambrosiano, 2014, ISBN 978 ‑88 ‑7836 ‑463 ‑9, 196 s.) Miloš Lichner SJ - Miroslava Jusková OSF - Ján Benkovský SJ: Rehoľné sľuby v konfrontácii spiritualít (Trnava: Dobrá...