Studia Theologica, 2017 (roč. 19), číslo 3

Tradícia otvorená k premýšľaniu
Editorial k súboru príspevkov, ktoré vznikli v súvislosti s oslavami Teologickej fakulty Trnavskej univerzity v Trnave so sídlom v Bratislave

Miloš Lichner

Studia Theologica 2017, 19(3):1-3 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2017.057

Kniha přírody jako otevřená epistemologická otázka raného novověku:
K teologickým konceptům přírody v díle Johanna Arndta (1555–1621) a Samuela Fabricia (1577–1625)

The Book of Nature as an Open Epistemological Question in the Early Modern Period: On Theological Concepts in the Works of Johann Arndt (1555–1621) and Samuel Fabricius (1577–1625)

Lucie Kolářová

Studia Theologica 2017, 19(3):3-23 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2017.050

The article deals with the interpretation of nature in the writings of two early modern Lutheran theological thinkers, Johann Arndt and Samuel Fabricius, and this against the background of the significance of these theological concepts for an (empirical) understanding of nature, at the time an issue of ever increasing importance. The authors’ approach and reasoning are analysed in the context of the then status of nature, showing in what way and to what extent the theologians’ ideas related to the distinct trend of natural scientists to study nature not (primarily) as creation. The concluding synthesis argues for a principal difference...

K niektorym aspektom chapania cnosti u V. Ockhama

Some Views on Virtue by William Ockham

Rastislav Nemec

Studia Theologica 2017, 19(3):25-44 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2017.056

The aim of this article is to focus on some specific perspectives of Ockham´s
ethics theory. His interpretation of Aristotle´s virtue ethics was different from his contemporaries. Ockham (with D. Scotus) shifted the traditional standpoint of the various Aristotelian schools from a focus on reason and reasonable purposes toward the will and its internal/external acts. The will is faculty, in accordance with reason, which brings out an internal act and only this act can be free. Nothing else, apart from the will and its acts, can be necessarily free and thus virtuous. Nothing except for interior acts of the will can be fully virtuous. The perfect...

Paradigmatický prístup a jeho aplikácia v systéme náboženských presvedčení

The Paradigmatic Approach and Its Application to the System of Religious Beliefs

Miroslav Karaba

Studia Theologica 2017, 19(3):45-60 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2017.054

The article deals with the role of paradigms in the system of religious beliefs. Kuhn’s paradigmatic approach, which indicates that that scientific models are products of the creative analogical imagination, will be used as a starting point of my argument. The data are theory-laden as comprehensive theories are resistant to falsification, and a strict criteria for paradigm choice is difficult to find (if at all). These subjective features are undoubtedly more prominent in the field of religion, where there is a greater diversity of models, a greater influence of the interpretations to data, a greater persistence in fidelity to paradigm, and a...

Johann Baptist Göttsberger (1868–1958), svědek zásadních proměn postoje katolické teologie k teorii evolučního vzniku člověka

John Baptist Göttsberger (1868–1958), a Witness to Profound Changes of the Attitude in Catholic Theology to the Theory of the Evolutionary Origin of Man

Ctirad Václav Pospíšil

Studia Theologica 2017, 19(3):61-75 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2017.025

This paper is part of a larger scholar project focused on Catholic theologians and scientists between 1871 and 1910 who accepted the evolutionary origin of the human body in accordance with so-called Mivart’s theory, or rejected it. The author presents the life and work of an important German Biblical scholar Johann Baptist Göttsberger (1868–1958), focusing mainly on his 1910 book Adam und Eva. Göttsberger describes the contemporary scene very well providing information about an entire range of authors who showed a great openness to the evolutionary origin of man. Surprisingly we encounter here for the first time authors who hypothesised...

Mariánske kongregácie a Katolícka akcia v prvej polovici 20. storočia na Slovensku

Marian Congregations and Catholic Action

Ladislav Csontos

Studia Theologica 2017, 19(3):77-97 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2017.052

The Catholic Church in Slovakia experienced a period of intensive development, boosted by the activities of Marian Congregations and Catholic Action, in the first half of the twentieth century. There were only 15 Congregations as of 1919, with  their number  increasing rapidly. It rose to 219  by 1948, the year of the forcible crackdown by the Communist regime against Catholic associations. In accordance with Ignatian spirituality, the Marian Congregations were aimed at personal sanctification, the sanctification of others and community life. Not one of these components was neglected and the emphasis was placed on the apostolate of personal example...

Obrad Prothesis liturgie Sv. Jána Chryzostoma vo vybraných slovanských tlačených liturgikonoch 16. a 17. storočia

Prothesis of the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in Selected Slavonic Printed Liturgicons of the Sixteenth to Seventeenth Centuries

Šimon Marinčák

Studia Theologica 2017, 19(3):99-131 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2017.055

After the appearance of the very first Slavonic printed liturgicon in Venice in 1519 containing the Eucharistic formulary, only a few independent editions in several cultural centres were edited until the edition by the Metropolitan Peter Mohyla issued in Kiev in 1629. As a close examination has shown, these editions, although sharing a multitude of common features, do not bear any closer relation, or show any dependence among themselves. They instead seem to be monuments of a particular local tradition, conserving
usages of a particular ecclesiastical unit of time. As such, their examination is an inevitable prerequisite for further research...

Moravské pramene prvého slovenského katolíckeho kancionála Cantus Catholici (1655) a jeho spevy ordinária

The Moravian Sources of the First Slovak Catholic Hymnal Cantus Catholici (1655) and Its Chants of the Mass Ordinary

Vlastimil Dufka

Studia Theologica 2017, 19(3):133-146 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2017.053

Cantus Catholici, published in 1655 in Levoča, is the first printed Catholic hymnal in Slovak, used in the liturgy and in the catechesis. The editor was the Jesuit and missionary Benedikt Szölösy SJ. The hymnal contains 294 chants; 227 of them are in the Slovak language, 66 in Latin and one song uses both languages. This hymnal is an important source for the contemporary hymnal. The first goal of this article is to demonstrate a link between Moravian and Slovak musical and liturgical traditions. This link is documented by the sources of the Slovak hymnal. There are two main Moravian sources of the Cantus Catholici: the hymnal of Jan Rozenplut from...

Pôsobenie πνεῦμα na etickú transformáciu prostredníctvom vzťahov a kognitívnej zmeny u apoštola Pavla podľa 2 K 3–4

The Influence of πνεῦμα on Ethical Transformation Through Relations and Cognitive Change by the Apostle Paul Based on 2 Cor 3–4

Ondrej Prostredník

Studia Theologica 2017, 19(3):147-162 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2017.024

The role of the religious environment, its texts and practice in forming the ethical behavior of the community is undoubted. The phenomenon of the charismatic movement is spreading in Christianity in recent decades across  continents, placing an emphasis on the function of the Holy Spirit as one of the three persons of the Holy Trinity, a term which Christian confessions use to describe God. Charismatic movements are typical for their ecstatic manifestations, which are ascribed to the activity of the Holy Spirit and which are attributed with the substantial influence on the transformation of ethical values characteristic for the practice of the community....

Odkazy na Petrovu apokalypsu v Klementově Výběru z prorockých knih

References to the Apocalypse of Peter in Clement of Alexandria’s Eclogae Propheticae

Veronika Černušková

Studia Theologica 2017, 19(3):163-193 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2017.051

The so called Eclogae Propheticae, the last section of the fragmentary text that follows the seventh book of the Stromateis in the manuscript, consists of a set of exegetical notes on selected passages in the Scriptures. This paper focuses on the passage Ecl. 38–50 which includes esp. references to Psalm 17, the Book of Wisdom and also the Apocalypse of Peter. The references to the Apocalypse are analysed, their number and demarcations are questioned and individual ideas contained in their context are compared with Clement’s statements in Stromateis. On the basis of this comparison it seems probable that (most of) the references to the...

Putovanie Izraela a obnovenie Božieho obrazu v človeku:
Analýza alegorickej exegézy v Živote Mojžiša II,256–304 od Gregora z Nyssy

Israel’s Journey and Restoration of God’s Image in Humans:
An Analysis of Allegorical Exegesis in the Life of Moses II,256–304 by Gregory of Nyssa

Helena Panczová

Studia Theologica 2017, 19(3):195-212 | DOI: 10.5507/sth.2017.041

In the part of the Life of Moses, discussing the journey of Israel from Sinai to the Promised Land, Gregory follows the exegetical tradition that saw here a liberating spiritual journey of humans to God. This traditional exegesis is incorporated into a wider exposition on virtuous life, i.e. striving for the restoration of God’s image in humans. During the journey Israel overcomes a number of vices and at the end reaches the "Royal Highway" of virtue, which leads between two vices. Israel can keep his balance on it and proceed ahead to the Promised Land. What appears in this final image of a harmony of opposites is not only the Aristotelian concept...


Lukáš Jeník, Šimon Marinčák, Renáta Jamborová, Gabriela Genčúrová

Studia Theologica 2017, 19(3):213-230