Karel Sládek

Assoc. Prof. RNDr. ThLic. Karel Sládek, Ph.D.

e-mail: karel.sladek@upce.cz

phone +420 466 037 733

Professional Background:

Karel Sládek graduated from the Master's programme in Geography with a focus on Landscape Ecology at the Faculty of Science, Charles University (1997), where he passed the rigorous examination in the same field (2016). He then studied philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy (2001) and theology at the Faculty of Theology (2004) of the Urbaniana University in Rome. He completed his doctoral studies in theology with a focus on spirituality and ethics of Eastern Christians, especially Russian authors, at the Catholic Theological Faculty of Charles University (2007) and habilitated in the same field at the Faculty of Theology of the Cyril and Methodius University (2011). Subsequently, he worked at the Catholic Faculty of Theology, where his teaching and scientific activities focused on Christian spirituality, ethics and applied ethics, especially bioethics (medical and ecological ethics). He was the guarantor of the study programme Applied Ethics. Since 2020 he has been working at the Faculty of Health Studies of the University of Pardubice, where he became Vice Dean for Science and Research in March 2021.

During his university studies, he worked as a volunteer accompanying seniors and creating leisure activities for seniors in Prague and Rome. He also lectured at the Prague Gerontological Days. During his theological studies he completed a nursing internship at the Pod Petřínem Hospital. In 2003, together with Italian doctors, health workers and volunteers, he worked as a humanitarian worker in Mozambique, Africa, as part of the DREAM project for the treatment of AIDS.

The Czech TV interview: Christian Magazine, October 20, 2019: Beekeeper and Theologian Karel Sládek

Research Interests:

Spirituality, anthropology, ethics and applied ethics for health care

Bioethics: medical ethics, environmental ethics and ethics in health care

Spirituality, personality development and psychosomatics

Spirituality and therapy in health and illness

Selected Publications:

Czech Books

Karel Sládek, Ekologická spiritualita a etika. Praha/Kroměříž 2019.

Karel Sládek, Budoucnost lidí z planety Země. Jablonec nad Nisou 2017.

Karel Sládek, Na cestě s Jackem Kerouacem. Jablonec nad Nisou 2016.

Karel Sládek, Cesty k Boholidství. Červený Kostelec 2012.

Karel Sládek, Ruská diaspora v České republice. Červený Kostelec 2010.

Karel Sládek, Vladimír Solovjov: mystik a prorok. Velehrad 2009.

Foreign Language Books

Karel Sládek, Nikolay Lossky and the Case for Mystical Intuition. Praha 2020.

Karel Sládek, Tomáš Špidlík: A Theological Life. Praha 2019.

Chapters in Foreign Language Books and Articles in Specialized Journals

Karel Sládek, Cult of Chrudim's Miraculous Painting of St. Salvator in its Theological Context, in Cecylia Kuta – Jozef Marecki et al. The European Crucible of Diversities. Kraków 2020, s. 87-98.

Karel Sládek, The mission of Slavic Christians, in Karel Sládek et al., The Christian rouds of European identity: A central European perspective. Wien 2019, 97-109.

Karel Sládek, A Theological Reflection on the Face of God in Iconography, in Mireia Ryšková (ed.). Seeking God´s Face. Praha 2018, s. 127-136.

Karel Sládek, Distorted Transcendence: Vladimir Solovyov and the Mystical Struggle, in Mireia Ryšková (ed. Seeking God´s Face. Praha 2018, s. 305-315.

Karel Sládek, Future Ethical Challenges as Portrayed in Science Fiction Films. Komunikacie 1a (2018), s. 27-31.

Karel Sládek, Baroque character of Czech landscape in spiritual reflection, in Lucyna Rotter – Andrzej Giza (edds.). Krajobraz i dziedzictwo kulturowe Europy. Sacrum-profanum. Krakow: Avalon, 2017, s. 469-478.

Karel Sládek, Spiritual development of Personality according to Nikolai Lossky. Studia Sandomierskie. Teologia-Filozofia-Historia 24 (2017), s. 163-170.

Karel Sládek, Sophiology as a theological discipline according to Solovyov, Bulgakov and Florensky, in Bogoslovni vestnik. Theological Quarterly 1 (2017), s. 109-116.

Karel Sládek, Different views on ‘Dispute over Sofia’ by Nikolay and Vladimir Lossky, in Michal Valčo, P. Kónya (ed.). Ethical Aspect of Contemporary Scientific Research. Lubljana 2017, s. 313-321.

Articles in Czech Specialized Journals

Karel Sládek, Zneužití autority a moci v pomáhajících profesích a v církvi, in MKR Communio 2/2020, s. 193–205.

Karel Sládek, Chudí v „zelené encyklice“ Laudato si papeže Františka, in MKR Communio 4 (2015), s. 75-87.

Karel Sládek, Terapeutický kontext correctio fraterna v basiliánsko-benediktinské inspiraci, in Studijní texty ze spirituální teologie VI. Duchovní život a fenomén napomínání, Velehrad 2012, s. 35-48.

Selected Research Projects:

2008–2009 grant GAUK 69707: Ethics between Reason and Revelation (co-investigator)

2009–2011 grant GAAV IAA708280901: The Role of Religion of Christian and Muslim Migrants in Relation to the Liberal State (co-investigator)

2009–2011 grant GAAV IAA908280902: The Life and Influence of Nikolai Lossky in the Academic World of the Czechoslovakia First Republic (principal investigator)

2019–2020 projekt V4 Semiologiczny, historyczny i kulturowy aspekt tożsamości narodowej na przykładzie krajów Grupy Wyszehradzkiej. Próba znalezienia jedności w różnorodności (co-investigator by CTF UK)

Membership in Editorial Boards

Editorial Board of Studia Ecologiae et Bioethicae (Poland)

MKR Communio Association and MKR Communio Editorial Board

Editorial Board of Studia Theologica

Editorial Board of Theologos (Slovakia)

Editorial Board of Folia Historica Cracoviensia (Poland)

Membership in Scientific Boards, Subject-Area Boards and Committees

Scientific Board of the Faculty of Health Studies UPa

Scientific Board of the Faculty of Science of Charles University

Member of the Subject-Area Board of Practical Theology of CMTF UP

Scientific Board of GTF PU in Prešov (2018-2019)

Member of the Subject-Area Board of GA CZ (2014-2017)

Membership in Professional Societies and Associations

Czech Society of Palliative Medicine Czech Medical Society of Jan Evangelista Purkyně

CZ-IALE Czech Society for Landscape Ecology

Mendel Society for Apicultural Research

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