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Karfíková Lenka

Prof., Dr. theol.
Born 11. February 1963 in Prague

  • Philosophy, Christian Thought of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
  • Member of Learned Society since 2015

Educational and professional preparation

  • 1996 Doctor in Theology, Katholische Universität Eichstätt (BRD)
  • 1999 Associate Professor of Christian Philosophy, Palacký University, Olomouc
  • 2005  Professor of Protestant Theology (spec. Philosophy), Charles University, Prague 

Employment and academic positions

  • 1994-97 Institute of Classical Studies, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Researcher
  • 1998-98 Warburg Institute, University of London, Fellow
  • 1998-2002 Department of Philosophy, Catholic Theological Faculty, Palacký University in Olomouc, Head of Department
  • 2000-2004 Centre for Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Texts, Palacký University, Olomouc, Head of Centre
  • 2001-Present Institute of Philosophy and Religion Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, Associate Professor and Professor of Mediaeval Philosophy
  • 2003-Present Department of Philosophy, Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University in Prague, Head of Department   

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies

  • President of Czech Patristic Society
  • Member of Czech Plato Society
  • Member of Editorial Board, OIKOYMENH Publishing House, Prague
  • Member of Scientific Councils (Catholic Theological Faculty, Palacký University in Olomouc; Catholic Theological Faculty, Charles University in Prague; Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University in Prague)

Membership and positions in selected international organizations and societies

  • Vice-president of Association Internationale d’Études Patristiques (since 2015)
  • National Correspondent for the Czech Republic in Association Internationale d’Études Patristiques (since 2007)
  • Member of Academia Platonica septima Monasteriensis
  • Member of Editorial Board, Vigiliae Christianae: A Review of Early Christian Life and Language (Brill, Leiden)

Notable awards

  • Palacký University Rector’s Prize for Scientific Monograph (in 1999, 2003, 2012, 2014)

Selected publications

  • Karfíková, L., De esse ad pulchrum esse. Schönheit in der Theologie Hugos von St. Viktor, Turnhout (Belgium) 1998, Brepols, Bibliotheca Victorina VIII, ISBN 2-503-50672-0, 538 p.
  • Karfíková, L., Douglass, S. J. Zachhuber, J. (ed.), Gregory of Nyssa: Contra Eunomium II. An English Version with Supporting Studies (Proceedings of the 10th International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa, Olomouc, September 15-18, 2004), Supplements to Vigilae Christianae, 82, Brill, Leiden – Boston 2007, ISBN 10 90 04 15518 X; 13 978 90 04 15518 3, 554 p.
  • Karfíková, L., Grace and the Will according to Augustine, Brill Leiden 2012, ISBN 978 90 04 22533 6, 428 p.
  • Karfíková, L., Eternity according to Plotinus, Enn. III,7, in: Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie (ISSN 0016-0725), 58, 2011, 437-452.
  • Karfíková, L., Zeitlichkeit und Authentizität nach "Sein und Zeit". Einige Probleme der Zeitauffassung Heideggers und ihre Parallelen bei Augustin, in: J. Sirovátka (Hg.), Endlichkeit und Transzendenz. Perspektiven einer Grundbeziehung, Felix Meiner Verlag Hamburg 2012, ISBN 978-3-7873-2406-4, 139-152.
  • Karfíková, L., "Essentia" et "substantia" chez Augustin et Pierre Abélard, in: R. Berndt - M. Fédou (eds.), Les réceptions des Peres de l'Église au Moyen Âge : Le devenir de la tradition ecclésiale. Congres du Centre Sevre - Facultés jesuites de Paris (11-14 juin 2008), Archa Verbi (Subsidia 10), Aschendorff Münster 2013, tome II (ISBN 978-3-402-10227-5), 707-726.
  • Karfíková, L., Filius tetragonus primus. La philosophie trinitaire d'apres le commentaire chartrain Librum hunc, in: Sacris erudiri (ISSN 0771-7776), 51, 2012, 317-329.
  • Karfíková, L., The Christian World-Maker according to Augustine, John Eriugena, and Thierry of Chartres, in: Horizons (Soul, ISSN 2093-5943), 3/2, 2012, p. 131-172.
  • Karfíková, L., Augustine to Nebridius on the Ideas of Individuals (ep. 14,4), in: Vinzent M. (ed.), Studia Patristica. Vol. LXX: Paper presented at the Sixteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2011, vol. 18: St Augustine and his Opponents, Peeters Leuven - Paris - Walpole, MA 2013, ISBN 978-90-429-3003-2, 477-486.
  • Karfíková, L., Der Geist als Wesen, die Aussage des Namens und die OUSIA bei Eunomius, Basilius und Gregor von Nyssa: Contra Eunomium, III,5 (GNO II, 160-184), in: Gregory of Nyssa, Contra Eunomium III. An English translation with commentary and supporting studies (Proceedings of the 12th International Colloquium On Gregory Of Nyssa, Leuven, 14-17 September 2010), ed. J. Leemans – M. Cassin, Brill, Leiden 2014, ISBN 978 90 04 27061 9, 335-368.

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