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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Theology of the Sacraments 2 - KSTE016
Title: Teologie svátostí 2
Guaranteed by: Department of systematic Theology and Philosophy (26-KST)
Faculty: Catholic Theological Faculty
Actual: from 2018
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:3/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Tomáš Mohelník, Th.D.
Co-requisite : KSTE029
P//Is pre-requisite for: KPTE006
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Annotation -
Last update: Tomáš Mohelník, Th.D. (25.10.2019)
Sacramental theology is an inseparable part of systematic theology arising above all from Christology, soteriology and ecclesiology. A redeemed man enters Christ´s paschal mystery through the sacraments in the community of the church. They allow personal incorporation to the history of salvation on both – individual and community level. The course implements a specific approach to the discipline preferred nowadays, emphasising the uniqueness of the particular sacraments as well as an understanding the whole of them as a living organism.
The introductory part analyzing the term mysterion – sacramentum is followed by the part dealing with the three sacraments of the Christian initiation constituting the Christian existence. Subsequently the remaining sacraments are explored describing the specific way in which they cultivate being and action of a man. The treatise is completed by the integral view of the sacramental organism.
The whole treatise takes two semesters: The second semester is represented by the course Theology of the sacraments 2 (KSTE016). Both of them are compulsory subjects for students of the MA programme Catholic theology.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Tomáš Mohelník, Th.D. (25.10.2019)

The aim of the subject is to offer a fundamental orientation in sacramental theology as an area of systematic theology and to present crucial questions in the discipline today.  A theoretical knowledge of principles is supposed to prepare a solid base for following study of the sacraments from different perspectives, f. e. in pastoral theology.

Literature -
Last update: Tomáš Mohelník, Th.D. (25.10.2019)

Basic compulsory literature

Dokumenty II. vatikánského koncilu, Praha 1995.

Katechismus katolické církve. Kostelní Vydří: Karmelitánské nakladatelství, 2002. Viz příslušnou část o svátostech obecně a části o jednotlivých svátostech.

Léon-Dufour, X., Slovník biblické teologie. Řím: Velehrad ? Křesťanská akademie, 1991. Viz příslušná hesla ve slovníku.

Müller, G. L., Dogmatika pro studium a pastoraci. K.Vydří: KNA, 2010. Strana 639-787.


Other literature (Monographs available in Czech):

Dacík, R. M., Bůh ve svátostech. Olomouc: Krystal, 21948.
Fiorenza, F. S., Systematická teologie: Římskokatolická perspektiva. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2000.
Giglioni, P., Svátosti Krista a Církve: souzvuk mezi člověkem a Bohem. Kostelní Vydří: Karmelitánské nakladatelství, 1996.
Granat, V., K člověku a Bohu v Kristu. Velehrad: Křesťanská akademie, 1982.
Ott, Ludwig, Dogmatika: De Sacramentis: O svátostech. 6. díl. Olomouc: Matice cyrilometodějská, 1994.
Schmaus, Michael, Sviatosti. Bratislava: Rímskokatolická cyrilometodská bohoslovecká fakulta Univerzity Komenského, 1992.
Špacek, Richard, Katolická věrouka : O milosti, svátostech a dokonaní. 3. díl, 2. část. Praha: Dědictví sv. Prokopa, 1922.

Students will receive a detailed bibliography at lectures thanks to access to Moodle electronic support.

Teaching methods -
Last update: Tomáš Mohelník, Th.D. (25.10.2019)

Active student participation during the lectures of the first semester. Oral exam enclosing the second semester. Every student chooses and presents one of the topics. Afterwards he answers few additional questions covering the rest of the studied treatise.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Tomáš Mohelník, Th.D. (25.10.2019)

An oral exam. Every student chooses and presents one of the topics. Afterwards, he answers few additional questions covering the rest of the studied treatise.

Syllabus -
Last update: Tomáš Mohelník, Th.D. (25.10.2019)

I) Introductory part

A) Nominal definition of mysterion / sacramentum
B) Key moments in the history of sacramental theology

II) Sacraments of Christian Initiation

A) Introduction
B) Theology of the sources of the doctrine of baptism
C) Systematic theology of baptism

D) Introduction - why theology of confirmation is problematic
E) heology of the sourcesof the Confirmation
F) Systematic Theology of Confirmation of Confirmation

G) Introduction to the Sacrament of the Eucharist
H) Theology of the Sources of the Doctrine of the Eucharist
I) Systematic theology of the sacrament of the Eucharist


III) Sacrament of the ministerial priesthood

A) Introduction
B) The priesthood of Jesus Christ
C) Main participation in the priesthood of Christ
D) Service priesthood

IV) The Sacrament of Marriage

A) Introduction
B) Theology of sources
C) Speculative theology of the Sacrament of Marriage

V) The Sacrament of Repentance and Reconciliation

A) Introduction
B) Basic elements of the sacrament in the New Testament
C) Important stages of the historical development of the sacrament
D) Systematic reflection on the sacrament of repentance and reconciliation
E) Problamatics of indulgences

VI) Sacrament of the anointing of the sick

A) Theology of sources
B) Systematic theology of the sacrament

VII) The sacramental organism and its place in the life of the Christian and the fellowship of the Church

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