Origin of the work:
Extracts from Lux in tenebris (Light in Darkness), with Drabík’s more recent visions appended, translated and revised by Comenius. In 1662 Mikuláš Drabík was relieved of his greatest adversary in the Unitas Fratrum, the Co-senior Jan Felin, who had pronounced the former’s prophecies as fraudulent. Felin died after a long illness, and Drabík subsequently pressed Comenius to publish extracts from the Lux in tenebris, and to attach not only his (Drabík’s) further prophecies, but also his Czech tract on predestination. Comenius did so by issuing this volume, in which he rejects the objections to the Lux in tenebris, and in particular the accusation that these prophecies encourage warfare. He points out that even in the Bible holy wars appear when God calls for them, and that the Old Testament prophets behaved similarly.
For further study, see also:
Vybrané spisy J. A. Komenského, vol. VI. Prague 1972, pp403-430
J.V. Novák & J. Hendrich, Jan Amos Komenský, jeho život a spisy. Prague 1932, pp604-605
Jan Kumpera, Jan Amos Komenský, poutník na rozhraní věků. Prague & Ostrava 1992, p295