Course: Philosophy and Theology - Seminar

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Course title Philosophy and Theology - Seminar
Course code KFI/FATS
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
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Heider Daniel, doc. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Whether and how can we get to know God. 2. On the Divine essence and the Divine attributes in general. 3. On the Divine perfection. 4. The Divine simplicity. 5. Transcendentals and God. 6. The Divine trinity and Divine Incarnation and its philosophical connections 7. The Divine omnipresence. 8. The Divine unchangeability and etemnity. 9. On the Divine invisibility, imcomprehensibility, ineffability I. 10.On the Divine invisibility, imcomprehensibility, ineffability II. 11. The Divine knowledge 12. The Divine will I. 13. The Divine will II.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the seminar Philosophy and Theology is to present the students the basic topics of so called natural theology. The given type of natural theology comes out of from the metaphysics of F. Suárez. In the first part a student will be introduced to the issue of philosophical argument of the Divine existence. In the second part next to the Divine atributes the issue connected with the Trinity and Incarnation will be brought in.
A studen will be introduced to theology from the philosophical point of view.
The graduation in the course of metaphysics and logic; the passive knowledge of English and Latin.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Colloquium

- active participation in seminars - seminar paper on one of the seminar topics - basic knowledge of Latin and pasive knowledge of English and German
Recommended literature
  • Cross, R. Duns Scotus on God. Ashgate, 2004.
  • Doyle, J. P. The metaphysical demonstration of the existence of God. Metaphysical Disputations 28-29 by Francisco Suárez. South Bend, 2004.
  • Leinsle, U. G. Einführung in die scholastische Theologie. Paderborn, 1995.
  • Marschler, T. Die spekulative Trinitätslehre des Francisco Suárez S.J. in ihrem philosophisch-theologischen Kontext. Muenster, 2007.
  • Suárez, F. Disputationes metaphysicae II. Hildesheim, 1965.
  • Suárez, F. Doctoris Francisci Suárez pars prima Summae Theologiae de Deo uno et trino, in tres praecipuos tractatus distributa cum variis indicibus, Opera omnia, Tomus Primus, apud Ludovicum Vivés, Parisiis, 1856.

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