Jan Amos KOMENSKÝ - life, work, legacy

Revelationum epitome


Revelationum Divinarum in usum seculi nostri quibusdam nuper factarum epitome. Ad cito quid sibi praesens terribilis mundi commotio velit pervidendum indeque serio metum Dei concipiendum et per poenitentiam veram ultimum interitum praeveniendum ... (Historia rerum istarum brevi sequetur.) Anno 1663


An extract from God’s Revelations granted to several people in recent times to the benefit of our age. That it might be possible to rapidly enquire into the meaning of the contemporary woes in this world of commotion, and thus earnestly indulging in fear of God in true repentance escape the final destruction... (A description of these things will soon follow). In the year 1663.



Origin of the work:
  1663 Amsterdam

  1663 Amsterdam



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



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