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Consultationis delineatio


De iis, quae ad universalem et fundamentalem Ecclesiae reformationem spectare videntur consultationis brevissima delineatio


A brief outline of the consultation on how to proceed to the universal and fundamental reform of the Church



Origin of the work:
  1641 London

  1958 Prague, in: Archiv pro bádání o životě a díle J. A. Komenského (Acta Comeniana) 17, no. l, pp10-17

1974 Prague, J. A. Comenii Opera omnia, vol. 14

1975 Prague, Vybrané spisy J. A. Komenského, vol. VIII, Czech translation by J. Červenka



This is an outline of requirements aimed towards realising ecclesiastical reform. It is preserved in a copy of the original manuscript made by an unknown copyist, and found among the Hartlib Papers (Samuel Hartlib). In it, Comenius calls for the correction of the church, which he regards as a path to world peace. People should be educated into following God’s Light. They will find its reflection in their own awareness, in nature, and in the revealed truth of Scripture. The reconciliation of the churches, the reform of schools in England and an understanding of things would be steps towards such pacific education. In many ways this work is similar to the Via Lucis (the Way of Light), which may be explained by Comenius’ having begun to write the latter either at the same time or only slightly later.


For further study, see also:

J. A. Comenii Opera omnia, vol. 14. Prague 1974, pp142-144

Vybrané spisy J. A. Komenského, vol. VIII. Prague 1975, pp179-182

G. H. Turnbull, Plány Komenského pro jeho pobyt v Anglii. In: Archiv pro bádání o životě a díle J. A. Komenského (Acta Comeniana), 17, 1958, no. 1, p26




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