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AUC THEOLOGICA, Vol 7 No 2 (2017), 57–74

Zjevení a teologický obrat v teologii

[The Revelation and the Theological Turn in Theology]

František Štěch

published online: 18. 02. 2018


During the last decade or two, there has been only a small number of theological texts published in the Czech milieu dealing explicitly with the notion of Christian revelation. Therefore, this text aims to stimulate the domestic debate on revelation and suggest a few basic thoughts indicating some contemporary possibilities of thinking about this theme. In general, revelation is approached from the perspective of fundamental theology. The first part briefly summarizes the vast spectrum of theological attitudes towards revelation developed in the 20th century. In this quick tour, the late Cardinal Dulles is our guide. The second part elaborates on revelation as a symbolic mediation and symbolic resonance. These principles introduce the third and the last part of this study suggesting a theological turn in theology, which must be the turn towards fundamental theology and consequently also towards revelation.

keywords: Revelation; Christianity; Theology; Fundamental Theology; Symbolic Mediation; Symbolic Resonance; Theological Turn

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