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Martin ŽEMLA, Heinrich Khunrath and His Theosophical Reform
Heinrich Khunrath (1560–1605) is often seen in the tradition of Early Modern alchemists and Paracelsians. However, his monumental Amphitheatrum sapientiae aeternae is, formally, a theological commentary on 365 Biblical quotations. This article accentuates the theological substance of Khunrath's thought which is seen against the backdrop of Luther's doctrine and the teachings of (or ascribed to) Valentin Weigel. For Khunrath, theology is deeply interconnected with other arts and sciences because all of them must investigate the "three Divine Books" to understand the Truth. For this, theory must meet practice, prayer must be accompanied by work in laboratory, visions and personal divine revelations must be induced. Putting all these aspects together is the only way to reform sciences as well as theology, and, finally, to renovate, or regenerate, man in his incorrupt, prelapsarian state. Khunrath's vision of the necessary reform, although very vague, found an important reception in the time of the early Rosicrucian manifestos.
Alchemy; Theosophy; Lutheran theology; Paracesianism; Valentin Weigel; Rosicrucianism; Three Divine Books; Bible; Reform
Tabita LANDOVÁ, Preaching according to the Apostles´ Creed: Inquiry into the Origin and Purpose of Summovník by Jan Augusta
The study explores the original preaching programme created by the bishop of the Unity of the Brethren Jan Augusta. It deals with his recently discovered postil entitled Summovník [Summarium], finished in 1557 and printed in 1570, which is based on a new pericope order following the structure of the Apostles' Creed. It argues that Augusta's preaching programme should be interpreted from the perspective of his ecclesiology as an attempt to contribute to the renewal and building of the true Church of Christ. In addition, it provides arguments that the origin of Augusta's pericope order is closely linked with the so called return to Luke of Prague in the first half of the 1540s. Finally it detects the sources of inspiration not only in the domestic theological tradition of the Unity but also in the tradition of catechetical preaching in the Ancient Church.
The Unity of the Brethren; Jan Augusta (1500–1572); Preaching; Pericopes; the Apostles' Creed
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