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Teologii myslet, nikoliv dělat. Několik kritických poznámek k otázce „co je teologie?“


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Thinking Rather Than Doing Theology: A Few Critical Remarks on the Question: "What Is Theology?"

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This article is a polemical discussion with the recent attempts to define the nature and purpose of theology in Czech context. I critically examine the call to do theology rather than to think in theology as presented in the work of František Štěch and Štefan Štofaník. In contrast to these authors, I argue for theology as the practice of theoretical thinking, inspired by Jean Yves Lacoste, and propose that not practice but the lived experience in a philosophical reflection is the locus where the nature and purpose of theology is most clearly manifested.







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  • Institut für Philosophie Universität Wien Universitätsstraße 7 1010 Wien Evangelická teologická fakulta Univerzita Karlova Černá 9 115 55 Praha


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