Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9788024625195 Will Publish September 2014 Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic

Cur homo?

A History of the Thesis of Man as a Replacement for Fallen Angels

Vojtech Novotný

Cur homo?
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Vojtech Novotný

Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

250 pages | 5 x 8
Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9788024625195 Will Publish September 2014 Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic
Examining, outlining, elucidating, and supplementing the existing body of scholarship concerning the medieval theological supposition that man was created as a replacement for fallen angels, Cur Homo? traces the implications of the question from the first century of the common era to the present day.
           
First introduced by St. Augustine and developed by other church fathers, the concept truly flourished in the twelfth century, when it was decided that man is an “original” being, created for its own sake, for whom God created the world. Vojtech Novotný goes on to trace the idea as it gradually faded over the centuries and, more recently, has been revived in the fields of modern philosophical thought.
Emery A. De Gaal, University of St. Mary of the Lake
“This study constitutes a genuine and valuable contribution to scholarship. . . . It provides a well-reasoned and balanced interpretation. The academic community is much indebted to Novotný’s stellar monograph.”
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