Course: Poetical Theology

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Course title Poetical Theology
Course code KFI/POTE
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech, German
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Vokoun Jaroslav, prof. doc. Th.D.
Course content
1. Classical critique of poetry - Plato, Aristotle, Augustin 2. Poetry and mythology, the new appraisal of a myth 3. Poetry and fiction. The roots of a realistic novel in a biblical realism. 4. Poetry and mystique. Poetry and liturgy 5. Orthodox theology like a theopoetry 6. Poetry in Bible: Poetry of psalms. Poetry of prophecy. Poetry of parable - poetical Messiah. Poetry of feasts. Poetry of consolation - Deuteroisaiah. Poetry and revelation. 7. Poetry and spirituality, preachment and diacony. 8. Metaphor, parable, model 9. Metaphorical theology - Sallie McFague. Models in theology and sciences about nature 10. Metaphors in theological works and church documents.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Monitoring, Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The aim is to introduce the students into the tradition of the poetical theology, to the approach to Bible like a literary work and with possibilities of theological approach to fiction and poetry. To strengthen own poetical and literary-critical creation of students
The acquirement of current literary hermeneutical approaches to the Bible, of the poetical dimension of theological text and an introduction into theological hermeneutics of secular poetical and fictional texts. The cultivation of theological locution of students
Prerequisites
none

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Analysis of student's work activities (technical works), Analysis of creative work (musical, visual, literary), Systematic student observation

An active participation, the analysis of one poetry text, eventually presentation of own poetical activity and commentaries about it.
Recommended literature
  • Auerbach, Erich. Mimesis. Praha, 1968.
  • Freyer, Thomas. Poetologische Theologie? s. 59 - 79. Catholica 1/2000, 2000.
  • Hoffman, Veronika. Ekklesiologie in Metaphern. Beobachtungen zum erstn Kapitel von Lumen Gentium, s 241-256. Catholica 4/2008, 2008.
  • McFague, Sallie. Metaphorical Theology. Fortress Press, 1982.
  • Stock, A. Poetische Dogmatik I-III. Paderborn 1995-1998, 1995.
  • Strunk, Reiner. Poetische Theologie. Neurkirchen-Vluyn, 2008.
  • Vokoun, J. Básníkovy zápasy s Bohem s. 69 - 71. Listy 6/2004.
  • Vokoun, Jaroslav. Die Trennung in Metaphern vestehen, Materialdienst des Kl Bensheim01/2005, s.008-012. 2005.


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): Theology (2012) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Teacher Education for Secondary Schools (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Philosophy and Religious Studies (2016) Category: Philosophy, theology - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter