Theology, Philosophy, and Reflection of Art as Ways of Interpreting the Reality

Theology, Philosophy, and Reflection of Art as Ways of Interpreting the Reality

The Catholic Theological Faculty focuses on the important task of interpreting the reality while using instruments of various disciplines in order to receive a unified image. Theological research aims at interpreting history and the present in respect to transcendence, i.e. the mystery of being, which is not fully accessible through mere rationality; it needs to be complemented by the hermeneutics of faith. Philosophical questioning reveals what is not self‑evident in being, and is related to the essential appeal of man on the level of his freedom and his responsibility. Reflection of art offers the scope of aesthetic grasp of reality and its mediation through a new creative act. Unifying these three disciplines enables more complex interpreting of the reality as related to the truth, the beauty, and the good.

Selected outputs


  • Vopřada, David: La mistagogia del commento al Salmo 118 di Sant'Ambrogio. Roma: Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, 2016, 576 stran. ISBN 978-88-7961-145-9

  • Novotný, Vojtěch: Anthropologia sacra: Origini dell’antropologia teologica nell’ortodossia veteroprotestante. Milano: Casa Editrice ITL-Centro Ambrosiano, 2014. 196 p. ISBN 978-88-7836-463-9

  • Ryšková, Mireia: Abrahamic Tradition in the Epistle to the Galatians,* AUC THEOLOGICA 3, 2013, no. 2, p. 115–133, ISSN 1804-5588

  • Sousedík, Prokop - Svoboda, David: Why Should Metaphysics be Impossible?, in: SGEM Conference Proceedings, SGEM Conference on Philosophy, Sofia: SGEM, 2014, s. 901-911, ISSN 2367-5659

  • Svoboda, David: Aquinas on One and Many. Neunkirchen-Seelscheid: Editiones scholasticae, 2015, 156 s., ISBN: 978-3-86838-563-2

  • Bora, Giulio – Zlatohlávek, Martin (eds.), I Segni dell'arte. Il Cinquecento da Praga a Cremona, Venezia: Leonardo Arte, 1997, ISBN 88-7813-891-6.

  • Zlatohlávek, Martin – Kazpelka, Zdeněk: Rozmanitosti kresby - The diversities of drawing: Italská kresba vrcholného a pozdního baroku v českých a moravských veřejných sbírkách - Italian drawing of the High and Late Baroque from Bohemian and Moravian public collections. Katolická teologická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, ISBN 978-80-87922-08-8; Moravská galerie v Brně, 978-80-7027-305-0, 2016

  • Ryšková, Mireia – Mikulicová, Mlada (eds.): Myšlení o transcendenci. Červený Kostelec: Pavel Mervart, 2013, ISBN 978-80-7465-088-8



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