Course: The History of Modern Theology 1

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Course title The History of Modern Theology 1
Course code KFI/DMT1
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English, German
Status of course Compulsory, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Vokoun Jaroslav, prof. doc. Th.D.
Course content
The Content of the Course: I. Dialectical Theology Karl Barth et al II. Existential Theology The Debate about Demythology (19411952), Rudolf Bultmann, New Quests for the Historical Jesus III. Hermeneutical Theology Theological Hermeneutics from Schleiermacher to Gadamer, Ernst Fuchs, Gerhard Ebeling IV. The Theology of Culture Paul Tillich et al V. Theology and Modern Times Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Non-religious Christianity in a Grown-up World VI. Theology of Secularism Friedrich Gogarten et al VII. The Journey of Catholic Theology from an Argument about Modernism towards the Anthropological Turn Alfred Loisy, Maurice Blondel, "Nouvelle theologie", Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Henri de Lubac, Jean Daniélou, Marie-Dominique Chenu, Yves Congar, Kerygmatic Theology, Romano Guardini, Karl Rahner, Hans Urs von Balthasar

Learning activities and teaching methods
Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The aim of this course is to give its students an overview of Theology over the last two centuries and especially its ecumenical and historical dynamic dimensions. On completion of this course, students will be able to recognise and value the key persons and topics of modern theology. The course will also draw together any scattered knowledge of these issues which students may have gained during their previous studies.
Learning Outcome: Students will gain an overview of Theology as a whole, the key theologians, their fields of interest and the most frequently addressed questions.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assement Criteria: Read at least one book on the history of modern theology and two theological works (one writtten before and one after 1950). Demonstrate knowledge of the names of the main characters listed in the Anthology by K.-J. Kuschel. Present a talk on one theological work.
Recommended literature
  • BALTHASAR, Hans Urs von. Pravda je symfonická: aspekty křesťanského pluralismu. Praha: Vyšehrad,, 1998. ISBN 80-7021-289-6.
  • Barth, Karl. Boží božství a Boží lidství. Brno, 2005. ISBN 80-7325-057-8.
  • Bonhoeffer Dietrich. Na cestě ke svobodě. Praha, 1991. ISBN 80-7021-081-8.
  • BULTMANN, Rudolf. Dějiny a eschatologie. Praha: ISE, 1994. ISBN 80-85241-66-8.
  • CONGAR, Yves. Za církev sloužící a chudou. Kostelní Vydří: Karmelitánské nakladatelství,, 1995. ISBN 80-7192-006-1.
  • EBELING, Gerhard. Podstata křesťanské víry.. Praha: OIKOYMENH,, 1996. ISBN 80-86005-16-X.
  • GUARDINI, Romano. Konec novověku: pokus o orientaci.. Praha: Vyšehrad,, 1992. ISBN 80-7021-055-9.
  • Kuschel, Karl Josef. Teologie 20. století - antologie. Praha, 1995.
  • LUBAC, Henri de. . Katolicismus: společenská hlediska dogmatu. Kostelní Vydří: Karmelitánské nakladatelství,, 1995. ISBN 80-7192-017-7.
  • PANNENBERG, Wolfhart. Theologie und Philosophie: Ihr Verhältnis im Lichte ihrer gemeinsamen Geschichte. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1996. ISBN 3-525-03290-0.
  • TILLICH, Paul. Odvaha být. Brno: CDK, 2004. ISBN 80-7325-016-0.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Philosophy (2016) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Ethics in Social Work (2013) Category: Social sciences - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter