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Dinu Moga

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In Edwards, we see the portrait of a man who knows how to merge in one vocation the ministry of a pastor and that of an evangelist. As a pastor, Edwards knew how to act soberly in supervising the flock of God. As an evangelist, he knew how to avoid any excess of emotionalism and how to focus his efforts on maintaining steadiness and stability in his care for the human souls. He saw himself under the obligation to take the message of God to all those who struggled in this life. In his mind it was clear that God chooses his servants and then commissions them to preach the gospel with passion.

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Dolf te Velde

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This article examines how Reformed scholasticism can be relevant for systematic theology today. ‘Reformed Scholasticism’ denotes the academic practice in which the doctrines of the Reformation are expounded, explained, and defended. It is primarily a method and attitude in search of the truth, based on a careful reading of Scripture, drawing on patristic and medieval traditions, and interacting with philosophy and other academic disciplines. In addition to these methodological features, important contributions on various doctrinal topics can be discovered. The doctrine of God has a foundational role in the sense that God is the primary subject of the other topics (creation, salvation, etc.). Reformed scholastic theology not only examines God’s inner essence, but also the concrete relation and operation of God toward his world. In a Trinitarian understanding of God’s essence, a distinction is maintained between God’s immanent relatedness as three divine Persons, and his outward relation to created reality. The doctrines of creation and providence gave occasion for Reformed scholastics to engage in debates with the emerging natural sciences, and also articulated important theological insights concerning the involvement of God in creaturely affairs. In Christology, the Reformed orthodox maintained the classic doctrine of the two natures of Jesus Christ, against Socinians and other opponents. These ontological statements are the necessary conditions for a proper understanding of the salvation by Christ. While the doctrinal positions of Reformed scholastic theology cannot be automatically transmitted to contemporary discussions, we can profit from this tradition on several levels of method and content.

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John K. Stafford

Faith and Experience. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1992 Owen, John. Pneumatologia. Discourse on the Holy Spirit. Volume 3 of The Works of John Owen. Edited by William H. Gould. London: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1966. Rehnman, Sebastian. Divine Discourse. The Theological Methodology of John Owen. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2002. Shuger, Debora K. “Faith and Assurance”. A Companion to Richard Hooker, volume 8. Edited by W. J. Torrance Kirby, 248-50. Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition. Leiden

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Richard A. Muller

: Cambridge University Press. Muller R (2012) Calvin and the Reformed Tradition. On the Work of Christ and the Order of Salvation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker. Pederson R (2014) Unity in Diversity. English Puritans and the Puritan Reformation, 1603-1689 . Leiden: Brill. Pitassi MC (1992) De l’Orthodoxie aux Lumières. Genève 1670-1737 . Genève: Labor et Fides. Rehnman S (2002) Divine Discourse. The Theological Methodology of John Owen . Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House. Rester TM (2016) Theologia Viatorum. Institutional Continuity

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Ivan Murín

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Adam Uhnák

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The main focus of this study is on the ‘magical villages‘ in Mexico. The magical villages were originally established based on a political project with the aim to increase travel and tourism and revitalise the culture. In the introduction, the author describes the type, function and goals of this project based on the official requirements set by its originators. Firstly, the author explains the aims and methods of the intended research supported with theoretical hypothesis to analyse the project as a whole. Secondly, the author defines the methodology used to describe locations of the researched topic. In conclusion, the author provides own hypothesis and expected outcomes of the research.

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Carmen-Mihaela Niculescu

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The human being started as a self-educated person, this way managing to improve his living. For his descendants to avoid failures, he started to share his ancestors’ experience. When some people’s knowledge acquirement became big, they were called the sages, and among of them became eventually teachers, that took the role of transmitting the useful information related to life environmental conditions they lived. In time, their needs became more and more complex and their knowledge deeper. In the act of teaching itself, teachers create a shortcut between necessity and solving it, going beyond failures. Obviously, the present society is technologized, where the human being uses technology but he also searches for himself. This quest should be naturally performed with the help of the educator, of the experienced student, so that he could shape the young man and make him feel good with himself and find his place within society. The current education system describes to younger people nothing more than the evolution of science, technique and art, starting with the first trials till our days. What is really mandatory for us is to find a way where the educational system could become again a necessity for a person and not a way to keep very many people busy, while they can be intellectually and psycho-emotionally shaped.

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Lívia Šavelková

York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. SAID, E. W. (1979): Orientalism. New York: Vintage Books. SCHEPER-HUGHES, N. (1995): The Primacy of the Ethical: Propositions for a Militant Anthropology. In. Current Anthropology 36:3, pp. 409-20. SIKORA, S. (2012): Film i paradoksy wizualności w antropologii. Praktikowanie antropologii. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo DiG. SMITH, L. T. (1999): Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. London: Zed Books. STRONG, P. T. (2012): American Indians and