CÍRKEV ČESKOSLOVENSKÁ HUSITSKÁ
THE CZECHOSLOVAK HUSSITE CHURCH
THE THEOLOGICAL THOUGHT OF JAN AMOS COMENIUS AND HIS DEVELOPMENT OF UNIVERSAL
Abstract: Jan Amos Comenius’s monumental work De rerum humanarum emendatione consultatio
catholica is of particular importance for the study of his theological thought. The section on the
spiritual world in the Pansofia acts as a comprehensive theological treatise that contains its own
internal structure. Here Comenius emphasizes and clarifies successively important religious,
spiritual and practical-theological themes. Against the background of Comenius‘ concept of
universal redemption is the biblical history of salvation. Central to this history is Jesus Christ, whom
Comenius refers to as the „Repairer.“ In Comenius‘s theological thought there is an obvious effort
to harmonize the contradictions of confessional disputes. Comenius‘s biblically oriented hope and
eschatological outlook is a legacy of the Bohemian Reformation.
Keywords: J. A. Komenský (Comenius); Comeniology; pansophism; theology; Czech Reformation;
history of salvation; Jesus Christ; harmony; hope; eschatology
THEOLOGICAL REVIEW, Vol. 93, 2022, No. 1, Number of Article 3, p. 34 – 44.