THEOLOGICAL THINKING OF HUSSITIES
Abstract: Hussite text becomes theological only when it starts reflecting relation of Man to God.
Messianism is convinced that a certain nation was entrusted by God with salvation mission among
other nations. Even Hussities felt to be „chosen by God“ to amend the church and society. According
to Hussities radicals, in 1419-1420 apocalyptic expectations of final fight with Antichrist, second
arrival of Christ to the world and establishment of God´s kingdom started to come true. Waldensians
lived their protest at the edge of Christianity, which renounced them. Hussities scholars where to
provide theoretical expression for Waldesnians approach. Hus for Viklef and viklefism gained the
effort for moral life of all estates of society, mainly clergy. In Bohemia, Konrad Waldhauser, Milíč
from Kroměříž, Matej from Janov were Hus´s predecessors. M. Jakoubek from Stříbro was his own
creator of Hussities theology. Possibility of laymen goblet was based on Christ´s words during The
Last Supper. Hussitenism played important role in creating modern Czech identity.
Keywords: theological reflection; messianism; Waldensians; Viklef; Hus´s predecessors; lay goblet
THEOLOGICAL REVIEW, Vol. 92, 2021, No. 3, Number of Article 1, p. 249 – 257.