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Journal for Christian reflections in the context of social sciences and humanities

forthcoming issues

The following topics have been specif ed for future CetV issues and the editorial board will welcome contributions on these topics, in the form of scholarly studies and popular articles. Popular articles will be published based on the editorial board’s decision, while scholarly stu- dies are subject to the editorial board’s  assessment and double anonymous reviewing. The editorial board can also reject texts for capacity reasons or because they are not in accord with the journal prof le and the focus of a topical issue.

1/2021 Helping Professions and Social Sciences Issues in the Covid-19 Era
Deadline: 1th January 2021

2/2021 John A. Comenius – Possible Inspiration after More than 350 Years
Deadline: 30th June 2021
How can Comenius’ work inspire the humanities and social sciences nowadays? Can Comenius’ work help Christian life in the 21st century? More than 50 years ago, Jan Patočka drew attention to the fact that Comenius had not yet been thought through in any other way than in the narrow didactic approach. Is it now time to take Patočka’s challenge seriously and rethink Comenius’ philosophy of education? What was the meaning of that interlude on the threshold of modern science, where Comenius was seen side-by-side with Mikuláš Kusánský? How to read the author of General Consultation today in order to work on the improvement of human affairs?

1/2022 Potentials and Risks of a Social-unit Perceived as a Community for Coping with a Pandemic
Deadline: 1th January 2022
A pandemic is often simply perceived as a health problem, or as a health problem that needs to be overcome with the help of mathematical and statistical principles. The community dimension of coping with a pandemic, that is, achieving the necessary level of information and trust in the network of social relations in the society, is less perceived.
In the first half of 2020, we could observe elements of such a community-based approach towards coping with a pandemic. People sewed masks for others, maintained social distance, and supported each other’s daily living needs. Conversely, in the second half of 2020 and in 2021, we can observe a deep crisis of trust in the state which, like an infection, is transmitted to the network of social ties and relationships throughout the society. This atmosphere is formed in the spirit of slogans such as ‘no one trusts anyone’, ‘no one can rely on anyone’, and ‘everyone cares only for himself’. Community work is one of the methods of social work which, on the contrary, seeks to overcome social problems by strengthening social capital in a community and society. This includes community and society awareness as well as generalised trust in a community and society. Contributions to this issue of Caritas et Veritas should therefore focus on the problem of information and communication in society, trust within society, and the role of helping professions in overcoming the pandemic and restoring both social ties and trust within society.

2/2022 Education for Good, Truth, and Beauty as a Current Challenge (not only) for Contemporary Pedagogy
Deadline: 30th June 2022
The topic focuses on the search for ways of education which contribute to the spiritual transcendence of the human being towards the whole without limits. The whole includes goodness, truth, and beauty. In the Platonic spirit, we speak about a single indivisible whole. The subject of the research is the movement towards the values of goodness, truth, and beauty in the changes of time and their topicality in the postmodern period. It is done through the prism of the pedagogical, philosophical, and religious points of view, including manifestations of these values in art. The mission of the school is to develop a sense of these ideas: to provide deep experiences of goodness, beauty, and truth in order to establish the personality in a lifelong dimension. The overcoming of the immense value relativism of the postmodern era represents a constant challenge to human education in the 3rd millennium in the sense of an integral concept of education as care for the soul. Education and upbringing must lift a person, open him to true questioning, his own depth, and to the overall events in the line of individual–society–whole world. The highest triad of values of Truth, Beauty, and Good remains an eternal challenge for man.

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