Title: Masarykova obhajoba křesťanství
Masaryk's defence of Christianity
Source document: Studia historica Brunensia. 2014, vol. 61, iss. 2, pp. -178
ISSN1803-7429 (print)2336-4513 (online)
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This paper examines Masaryk's central notions concerning the importance of religion in the life of individuals and societies. It also looks at Masaryk's view of the difference between the official dogmatic Christianity of the Catholic Church and early Christianity, which according to Masaryk remained the best thing that religion offered due to its non-dogmatic nature, its emphasis on morality and its marked rationality. Masaryk also made important connections between basic Christian principles and the struggle for democracy and social justice.