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and cathedrals, in the stones and bricks
of monasteries, there are traces
of historical events – just waiting to be
explored. This publication should help
travellers in their discovery, which also
becomes a journey of self-discovery.
It can serve as a pocket guide to places
where history both major and minor
was made, offering insight into the
beginnings, high points and vestiges of
historical epochs in which the Christian
and Jewish faiths have played an
important role.
We welcome you to a journey though
the spiritual history of Bohemia
and Moravia with wishes for good
weather and an open heart.
The Czech spiritual tradition
Within the borders of today’s Czech
Republic, a number of events took
place whose impact reached beyond
its frontiers. Many of them relate to the
influence of Christianity, which as the
dominant religious tradition figured into
the decisions of rulers and monarchs.
When travelling to sacred sights, you will
encounter works of art from different
eras that reflect the creativity and skill of
our ancestors. Behind every work made
by mortal hands is a story of inspiration,
faith and the human desire to touch
things that are greater than oneself.
In this publication you will find
information on the most significant
and most beautiful religious monuments,
interesting facts about their history,
and tips for trips in their vicinity.
In the walls of churches, chapels
Contents
The Czech spiritual tradition ........................................................................................ 1
The beginning of Christianity ....................................................................................... 2
Routes of pilgrims, monks and architects ................................................................... 7
Paths of fiery preachers and heretics .......................................................................... 15
Baroque art in the service of the Catholic Church .................................................... 18
Paths of the Orthodox Christian tradition ................................................................ 22
Paths of Judaism ........................................................................................................ 26
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