Jan Amos KOMENSKÝ - life, work, legacy

The College of Light


(collegium lucis)


In Comenius’ project for the rectification of the life of human society (in the Panorthosis, part 6, the General Consultation Concerning the Improvement of Human Affairs, the Consultatio) this was to be the supervisory or decision-making college whose role was to strip ignorance from the world, taking care that every person should know what is necessary for life, so that all people can see the truth for themselves and that henceforth none might stray into error. Among the means by which these aims were to be achieved, an important role was played by schools, methods of teaching and books. The College of Light was to comprise leading intellectuals from all over the world, the wisest of the wise being selected for it.




Muzeum Jana Amose Komenského

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