Název: Václava Budovce z Budova hodnotící recepce islámu a její příčiny
Václav Budovec's of Budov evaluative reception of Islam and its causes
Zdrojový dokument: Religio. 2001, roč. 9, č. 2, s. -156
ISSN1210-3640 (print)2336-4475 (online)
Licence: Neurčená licence
Czech polemic literature against Islam is relatively poor, its most important work Antialkoran was written by protestant political leader Václav Budovec of Budov (1547-1621). Because of its extremely hard renouncement of Islam, it is, however, important in the European context. This fact is interesting because the author was famous for his oecumenical faith. -- The most important cause of his radical condemnation of Islam was - quite naturaly - his own faith, from which point of view he understood Islam as a Christian haeresis springing from the Devil. The author interpreted himself anachronically as a Christian knight fighting for his faith (and personal salvation at the same time). Such a faith became strenghtened by his membership in the church of Czech Brethren. Probably the second reason was his personal disappointment at the falsity of an occidental myth of deep eastem Christianity; in the "second Rome" he only found ignorance, defectionism and - Islam. The third reason for the condemnation was that Budovec reflected (as no one in temporary Bohemia) the imminence of a "Turkish danger" close to the country's border. Finally, this criticism sprang from his own existential fight with himself, from his awareness of possibility of fall of faith (and salvation), which led him to the deeper personal faith, never the less the faith irreconciable to its opponents. -- Budovec's idea of Christian faith was based on the Dogma of Trinity, which - on the other hand - represented limits of his oecumenism. Believers who crossed that border (Sozzinists, Muslims) were his worst enemies.