Pečeť, víra i pověra, věda i mystika
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The Seal, the Belief and the Superstition, the Science and the Mysticism
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The essay concentrates on a dual conception of the word seal within the religious milieu of the late 18th century Enlightenment, with a focus on the non-Catholic, the so-called tolerance religion milieu. It opens the word „seal“ in the studies on Christian sacraments and introduces the symbolism of the religious seal in the rational and magical explanations within the cultural and social history as well as auxiliary historical sciences. The duality of the connected perspectives on the sense of the word seal shows the Enlightenment as an intellectual system, which eliminated, or even destroyed boundaries that closed the belief to the science, the sacred to the ordinary, and the sentiment to the reason. The Enlightenment replaced the monologue with a dialogue.
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