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The Religious Cosmists

George M. Young

in The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199892945
eISBN:
9780199950577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892945.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses four major religious thinkers and their relationship to Fedorov and Cosmism: Vladimir Solovyov, Nikolai Berdyaev, Sergei Bulgakov, and Pavel Florensky. Each of these thinkers ... More


Fr. Pavel Florensky: “The Russian Leonardo da Vinci”

Teresa Obolevitch

in Faith and Science in Russian Religious Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198838173
eISBN:
9780191874642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838173.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 9 considers the philosophy of Fr. Pavel Florensky, “the Russian Leonardo da Vinci” who presented the most impressive attempt at the reconciliation of faith and science. Florensky was ... More


Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701583
eISBN:
9780191771392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701583.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Georges Florovsky is the mastermind of a “return to the Church Fathers” in twentieth-century Orthodox theology. His theological vision—the neopatristic synthesis—became the main paradigm of Orthodox ... More


At the Name of Jesus

George Pattison

in A Rhetorics of the Word: A Philosophy of Christian Life, Part II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198813514
eISBN:
9780191851377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813514.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In this chapter the focus turns from God’s call to human beings to human beings calling upon God in prayer. This is especially exemplified in the practice of hesychasm or calling on the name of ... More


The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible

Bruce V. Foltz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254644
eISBN:
9780823261024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254644.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Contemplative or “noetic” knowledge has been traditionally regarded as the highest mode of understanding, a view persisting in many non-Western cultures and in Eastern Christianity, where “thēoria ... More


Early Encounters with the Renaissance

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701583
eISBN:
9780191771392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701583.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The chapter begins by discussing the impact that Florovsky’s family and early schooling had on the main themes of his mature theological vision. As a high school student, Florovsky contemplated a ... More


Traces of Divine Fragrance, Droplets of Divine Love: The Beauty of Visible Creation in Byzantine Thought and Spirituality

Bruce V. Foltz

in The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254644
eISBN:
9780823261024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254644.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Byzantine spirituality transforms the ancient Greek sensitivity for manifestations of divinity in nature, demonstrating richly that criticisms of Christianity (such as Nietzsche’s and White’s) for ... More


Whence the Depth of Deep Ecology?: Natural Beauty and the Eclipse of the Holy

Bruce V. Foltz

in The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254644
eISBN:
9780823261024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254644.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

To advance the discourse of texts and surfaces is to embrace a logic of dreams, rejecting the deep eternity of earth and sky for the postmodern shallows of history and narrative. And although Arne ... More


Seeing God in All Things: Nature and Divinity in Maximos, Florensky, and Ibn ‘Arabi

Bruce V. Foltz

in The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254644
eISBN:
9780823261024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254644.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Perhaps the intellectual asceticism of the phenomenological reduction as a path to “seeing” the things themselves entails a partial rediscovery of the purification (katharsis) of the heart undertaken ... More


Jews, in Theory

Sergey Dolgopolski

in Other Others: The Political after the Talmud

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280186
eISBN:
9780823281640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280186.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter analyses the modern political notion of the “Jews,” and the role of that notion in both political ontology and political theology versions of the political. The key notion of the ... More


Seeing Nature: theōria Physikē in the Thought of St. Maximos the Confessor

Bruce V. Foltz

in The Noetics of Nature: Environmental Philosophy and the Holy Beauty of the Visible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254644
eISBN:
9780823261024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254644.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Nietzsche, and following him Lynn White Jr., argued that what Weber would call the “disenchantment” of nature allegedly effected by Christianity has been deleterious to the earth. Yet Nietzsche’s ... More


Faith and Science in Russian Religious Thought

Teresa Obolevitch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198838173
eISBN:
9780191874642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838173.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The book brings forth a comprehensive presentation of one of the most interesting of contemporary issues, namely an analysis of the relation between science and faith in Russian religious thought. It ... More


‘Sophiological Antinomism’—Sergii Bulgakov’s Debt to and Critique of Vladimir Solov’ev

Brandon Gallaher

in Freedom and Necessity in Modern Trinitarian Theology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198744603
eISBN:
9780191805844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744603.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The chapter looks at Sergii Bulgakov’s debt to, and critique of, the ‘sophiology’ of Vladimir Solov’ev. Bulgakov turned to Solov’ev as a response to the discussion of the third antinomy of Kant in ... More


Florovsky's Neopatristic Synthesis and the Future Ways of Orthodox Theology

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in Orthodox Constructions of the West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251926
eISBN:
9780823253067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251926.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Scholars commonly separate Georges Florovsky's patristic scholarship from his treatment of Russian religious thought. Gavrilyuk reconnects these two sides of Florovsky's career by showing how the ... More


The Russian Religious Renaissance Before the Revolution

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701583
eISBN:
9780191771392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701583.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter describes a religious turn in philosophy, literature and culture, which occurred in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century. The contributions of the leaders of the Russian Religious ... More


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