AUC Theologica is a peer-reviewed journal for theology published twice a year. As we publish original papers in English, German, French, and Italian, our mission is to serve as a platform both for Czech researchers, who can present their research results in these languages, and for international contributors, who are invited to enter the academic theological discussion in the heart of Europe.

The journal focuses on a wide range of theological disciplines, such as systematic theology, biblical studies, patristic studies, pastoral and spiritual theology, religious education, church history, etc. Within these fields, the journal seeks to reflect the current theological questions and problems, which often requires interdisciplinary approaches. Supporting the intersection of various theological disciplines, we thus also welcome theological papers touching other academic fields including philosophy, sociology, literary studies, and science.

Each issue consists of two sections. The thematic section presents papers of the same focus. The section called ‘Varia’ invites papers dealing with various theological themes from the perspective of all Christian traditions. Our current and past issues are approachable for free on this website in the form of Open Access.

AUC THEOLOGICA, Vol 12 No 2 (2022), 27–39

How Beauty is Dying

Jiří Hanuš

published online: 06. 03. 2023


In his essay, the author reflects on the death of ‘beauty’ within the context of the present state of nature (the phenomenon of the forest and its problems), modern art (the transformations within visual art) and language (the demise of dialects, the destruction of language by contemporary ideologies). The fact that ‘beauty’ is not merely a subjective category and is not purely a matter of individual taste means that we can rationally discuss its renewal (nature), the talent, craftsmanship and diligence involved (art), and the relationship between language ideas and thoughts (how ‘nicely’ we speak).

keywords: Beauty; Nature; Art; Language

Creative Commons License
How Beauty is Dying is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

148 x 210 mm
periodicity: 2 x per year
print price: 100 czk
ISSN: 1804-5588
E-ISSN: 2336-3398