Course: Philosophy and Theology

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Course title Philosophy and Theology
Course code KFI/FAT
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, German
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vokoun Jaroslav, prof. doc. Th.D.
Course content
1. Explanation of terms - theology as a part of philosophy and theology as a rational reflection of Christian faith 2. Reception of platonism in Judaism and Christianity 3. An influence of Aristotle on Judaism, Christianity and Islam 4. Contribution of Christianity to philosophic themes 5. Fundamentals of Modern Period as an emancipation of culture from Christianity 6. Idea "death of the God" in philosophy and its confrontation in theology 7. Examples of philosophical theology: a) Antique period b) philosophical theology in Modern period c) decline of philosophic theology

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to introduce the students into correlation issues between philosophy and theology. The subject is focused on Plato's tradition in theology and on confrontation of Christianity and modernism and postmodernism.
The ability of a students to recognize philosophical questions in theology and vice versa and to orientate themselves in questions of the interdisciplinary dialog of philosophy and theology.

Assessment methods and criteria

An exam based on lectures and other student´s study of chosen topic.
Recommended literature
  • Allen, Diogenes. Filosofie jako brána k teologii. Třebenice, 1999.
  • Boer, T. de. Bůh filosofů a Bůh Pascalův: na pomezí folosofie a theologie. Benešov, 2003.
  • Briggs, R. Words in Action Speech Act Theory and Biblical Interpretation. Edinburgh&New York, 2001.
  • Ivánka, E. von. Plato christianus. Praha, 2003.
  • Murphy, N. Anglo-american Postmodernity. Oxford, 1997.
  • Pannenberg, W. Metaphysik und Gottesgedanke.
  • Pannenberg, W. Theologie und Philosophie. Ihr Verhaeltnis im Lichte ihrer gemeinsamen Geschichte. Goettingen, 1996.
  • Pannennerg, W. Was ist der Mensch? Die Anthropologie der Gegenwart im Lichte der Theologie. Goettingen, 1988.
  • Placher, W. The domestication of transcendence : how modern thinking about God went wrong. Louisville, 1996.
  • Robinson, J. M., Cobb, J. B. Der spaetere Heidegger und die Theologie. Curych/Stuttgart, 1964.
  • Schulz, W. Der Gitt der neuzeitlichen Metaphysik. Pfullingen, 1991.
  • Vokoun, J. Grammatica fidei: Katechese "po Wittgensteinovi". Studia Theologica. 2005.
  • Vokoun, J. K problému tzv. přirozené teologie, in: Beneš, K., Machula, T. (eds.), Stav dialogu přírodovědců s teology: témata - osobnosti - instituce. České Budějovice, 2005.
  • Vokoun, J. K recepci Kanta v křesťanské teologii a filosofii in Deset let Teologické fakulty Jihočeské univerzity. České Budějovice, 2001.
  • Weischedel, W. Der Gott der Philosophen. Grundlegung einer philosophischen Theologie im Zeitalter des Nihilismus. Darmstadt, 1998.
  • Wolterstorff, N. Divine Discourse. Philosophical reflections on the claim that God speaks. Cambridge, 1995.

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 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter