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Obraz člověka v díle Metoděje Habáně
The Image of Man in the Work of Metoděj Habáň

Author(s): Petr Macek
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci
Keywords: Metoděj Habáň;Thomism;Philosophical Anthropology;Czech Catholic Church;Twentieth Century

Summary/Abstract: The main aim of the article is to provide an introduction to major themes, which can be found in the work of Metoděj Habáň OP (1899 –1984), the Czech Dominican priest and philosopher. It concludes, based on an overview of Habáň’s key texts, that the main purpose of his work was to defend man as a free and spiritual being, characterized above all by rational thinking and free will. We can therefore argue that Metoděj Habáň should be understood primarily as an author in the field of philosophical anthropology. The paper presents the basic points of Habáň’s thinking, which is based on the interconnection between the world of modern science with classical Thomistic Metaphysics. It is also focused on Habáň’s reasoning about human nature and the essence of human life, his search for an active and meaningful existence and concludes with a reflection on spirituality and mysticism as an integral part of human life.

  • Issue Year: XXI/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 113-129
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Czech