Course: Church Historiography and Methodology

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Course title Church Historiography and Methodology
Course code KCD/CD00
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Parma Tomáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
History in the Biblical Revelation: the history of Salvation. The concept of the Church history. The Church history between theology and history. A survey of the Church historiography from Antiquity to nowadays (taking account of the specific development of our lands). Historical research method. Auxiliary historical sciences (theoretical basics). The Church archives (Vatican archives and Vatican library, archiepiscopal and episcopal archives in the Czech lands, parish archives, the question of the archival law and its impact on the Church administration.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The aim of this subject is to introduce the epistemological statute of the field of the Church history in the frame of historical science as well as theology, basic thematic division of this field and its development.
Students should acquire abilities to use the Church history sources critically and to set them into the context with the use of modern methods.

Assessment methods and criteria
Dialog, Seminar Work

Acquisition of basic literature, active participation in the lectures, written assignment.
Recommended literature
  • Bartoš Josef. (1992). Úvod do nauky o historických pramenech. Olomouc.
  • Bloch Marc. (1967). Obrana historie aneb historik a jeho řemeslo. Praha.
  • Burke Peter. (2011). Co je kulturní historie?. Praha.
  • Elias Norbert. (2007). O procesu civilizace II.. Praha.
  • Elias Norbert. (2006). O procesu civilizace I.. Praha.
  • Eusebius Pamphili. (1988). Církevní dějiny (Ecclesiastica historia). Praha.
  • Evagrius Scholasticus. (1991). Církevní dějiny. Praha.
  • Hanuš Jiří (ed.). (2003). Ekumenické církevní dějepisectví. Dějiny, analýzy, perspektivy. Brno.
  • Hanuš Jiří. (1999). Pozvání ke studiu církevních dějin. Brno.
  • Hlaváček Ivan - Kašpar Jaroslav - Nový Rostislav. (2002). Vademecum pomocných věd historických . Jinočany.
  • Jedin Hubert - Latourette Kenneth Scott - Martin Jochen. (2004). Atlas zur Kirchengeschichte. Die christlichen Kirchen in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Freiburg - Basel - Wien.
  • Kutnar František - Marek Jaroslav. (2009). Přehledné dějiny českého a slovenského dějepisectví. Praha.
  • Marek Jaroslav. (1992). O historismu a dějepisectví. Praha.
  • Socrates Scholasticus. (1990). Církevní dějiny, 1-2. Praha.
  • Vaculík Jaroslav - Čapka František. (2000). Úvod do studia dějepisu a historický proseminář. Brno.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology Catholic Theology (2) Philosophy, theology 1 Winter