The text deals with the history of pastoral theology, within the period on the turn of the 19th and the 20th century. During that time, Antonin Skocdopole, the teacher at the Theological Institute in Ceske Budejovice, had written the textbook of pastoral theology. The text of this article documents the characteristics of that given period, as formulated by other authors mainly on the basis of the German textbooks. The text shows how Antonin Skocdopole's textbook reflected these given characteristics, while at the same time defying some components. The article shows, that Diacony and Charity have not the right place in Skocdopole's textbook. At the same time, we can see in specific areas of diaconal service, how this service preceded the contemporary social work.
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