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61. Philotheos: Volume > 15
Andre M. Archie Analogy and Structure in two of Plato’s Dialogues: Early and Middle
62. Philotheos: Volume > 15
Vladan Perišić Is it Possible for a Nation to be Christian and for the Church to be National?
63. Philotheos: Volume > 15
Authors in Philotheos 1 (2001) – 15 (2015)
64. Philotheos: Volume > 16
Christos Terezis, Lydia Petridou Ontological and Gnoseological Questions in Gregory Palamas according to the Christian Theory on Unions and Distinctions
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In the present study, we are discussing the actually quite important matter for the theology of the Eastern Christianity on the real existence of the divine energies and their relation to the divine essence. Following Gregory Palamas’ treatise entitled Περί θείας ἑνώσεως και διακρίσεως we attempt to approach his theory on unions and distinctions, which proves just the two ways in which God exists. In the gnoseological level, we are discussing how affirmative, apophatic and superlative theologies are combined, in order to become clear that God is totally unknown as to his essence, but, up to a certain point, knowable as to the projections of his energies. Our main goal is to show that Gregory Palamas is absolutely consistent with the previous Christian tradition.
65. Philotheos: Volume > 16
Goran D. Mladenović The Synthesis of Royal and Messianic Verses in Psalm 143: A Psalm of David [MT: Psalm 144]
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A Psalter consists of a number of royal and messianic psalms which should not be separated from each other. Their poetic structure is very similar, but their content is different. Except for the structure which is characteristic of the songs with the royal theme, Psalm 143 mentions the golden age of peace and plenty and simultaneously directs readers’ attention towards the coming of the new David-Messiah. The narrator takes on the role of the prayer representing his people, praying for the victory on the eve of a decisive battle.
66. Philotheos: Volume > 16
Daniel Mackay A Chronicle and Answer for Orthodox Christians Inquiring about the 2016 Great and Holy Council from One Who Was There
67. Philotheos: Volume > 16
Iuliu-Marius Morariu Bioethics in the Romanian space – A Brief Overview
68. Philotheos: Volume > 16
Aleksandar Djakovac Person and Nature, Hypostasis and Substance: Philosophical Basis of the Theology of John Philoponus
69. Philotheos: Volume > 16
Goran Vidović Good Doggy, Bad Dog: Rivalry between Peter and Simon Magus in Early Christian Apocryphal Literature
70. Philotheos: Volume > 17
Philipp W. Rosemann What is Philosophy?
71. Philotheos: Volume > 17
Christos Terezis, Lydia Petridou The Question on the Divine Distinction and the Divine Energies in Gregory Palamas
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In this study, focusing our attention on Gregory Palamas’ treatise under the title Περί θείας ενώσεως και διακρίσεως, we attempt to investigate, first of all, the volitional nature and the polymorphism of the divine energies and their relation to the divine essence. We also attempt to approach the divine distinction as a good “procession” and to prove, relying exclusively on the Christian thinker’s text, the inconsistencies according to his view that arise from the positions supported by Barlaam and Akindynos regarding the fact that the (divine) distinction is a creature. Regarding the matter on distinction, we conclude that it is a concept with a clearly different meaning when it comes to divine matters from the meaning that it gets when it concerns the created reality. From the gnoseological point of view, we focus our attention on the fact that the created beings are a source of knowledge for the revealed divine power-energy.
72. Philotheos: Volume > 17
Dionysios Skliris Aristotelian Influences on Plotinus’ Concept of the Intellect
73. Philotheos: Volume > 17
Christina Danko Hume, Kant and Kierkegaard: An Unlikely Trio
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At a time when certain scholars insist that the self does not exist and is not worth discussing, a return to the work of Kierkegaard proves valuable insofar as he considers this topic without appeal to abstractions and instead by way of lived experiences. My paper argues that we gain crucial insights into what constitutes Kierkegaard’s lived self by considering the trajectory of a debate between two of his most prominent predecessors, Hume and Kant. From Hume we gain an account of the problem of thinking the self abstractly (i.e., the paradox of the bundle of perceptions having to be itself a perception) and how this problem vaguely connects to the passions. From Kant we gain an account of the psychological morality framing the self and the radical evil at its heart. I suggest that Kierkegaard builds on these accounts by synthesizing their abstract components in an embodied, dynamic context, showing (not telling) how the self can be presented in everyday experiences.
74. Philotheos: Volume > 17
Zoran Kindjić Religious Interpretation of the Meaning of Evil
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Building on the Christian and far-eastern understanding of evil, the author points out that evil that affects us can have a positive meaning. Troubles and suffering that we experience serve as a means of our purification from sin or are trials through which we gain the winning crown. God’s punishment, which primarily has an educational role, is nuanced. The guilt of an individual for violations of the divine moral order depends on the level of their consciousness, life circumstances and their social position. Since God is love, His mercy prevails over justice. God does not allow evil if good does not flow from it. Awareness that the meaning of evil that strikes us is to tear us away from a superficial, hedonistic lifestyle and turn us to God, contributes to an attitude deprived of hatred towards the enemy and those who harm us. If we understand that the enemy is merely a tool used for our moral improvement and spiritual transformation, we will focus primarily on fighting against the evil within ourselves.
75. Philotheos: Volume > 17
Romilo Knežević Surprising God: An Ontological Proposition for Creative Monasticism
76. Philotheos: Volume > 17
Kateřina Bauerová, Timothy Noble Orthodoxy in the West: Report on a Five-Year Research Project
77. Philotheos: Volume > 17
Heinrich Beck Astrologie in philosophischer Sicht
78. Philotheos: Volume > 17
Rastko Jović Scaffolds of the Church: Towards Poststructural Ecclesiology
79. Philotheos: Volume > 17
Georgios Vlantis The Ways of Orthodox Theology in the West
80. Philotheos: Volume > 17
Vukašin Milićević A Contribution to the Understanding of the Mutual Definition of the Aeon and Time in Ambigua 10
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In this paper, I will propose an interpretation of the mutual definition of aeon and time from St. Maximus’ Amb. 10 based on its conceptual and contextual proximity to another one that we find in Ad Thalassium 61 and which deals with the concepts of monad and myriad. I will try to show in which way, through these definitions of aeon and time and monad and myriad, St. Maximus gives us a logical device and frame for his christologicaly founded doctrine of the divinization of man.