Theology and Philosophy in Eastern Orthodoxy

Theology and Philosophy in Eastern Orthodoxy

The collection of essays presented here by Christoph Schneider makes a significant contribution to overcoming this deficit.

Author: Christoph Schneider

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9780227177532

Category: Philosophy

Page: 197

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Even in the twenty-first century, critical and creative engagement with modern and postmodern philosophy is a rarity in Orthodox circles. The collection of essays presented here by Christoph Schneider makes a significant contribution to overcoming this deficit. Eight scholars from six different countries, working on the intersection between Orthodox thought and philosophy, present their research in short and accessible form. The topics covered range from political philosophy to phenomenology, metaphysics, philosophy of self, logic, ethics, and philosophy of language. The authors do not all promote one particular approach to the relationship between Orthodox theology and philosophy. Nevertheless, taken together, their work demonstrates that Orthodox scholarship is not confined to historical research about the Byzantine era, but can contribute to, and enrich, contemporary intellectual debates.
Categories: Philosophy

Theology and Philosophy in Eastern Orthodoxy

Theology and Philosophy in Eastern Orthodoxy

Even in the twenty-first century, critical and creative engagement with modern and postmodern philosophy is still a rarity in Orthodox circles. This collection of essays makes a contribution to overcoming this deficit.

Author: Christoph Schneider

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227907528

Category: Philosophy

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Even in the twenty-first century, critical and creative engagement with modern and postmodern philosophy is still a rarity in Orthodox circles. This collection of essays makes a contribution to overcoming this deficit. Eight scholars from six different countries, working on the intersection between Orthodox thought and philosophy, present their research in short and accessible essays. The range of topics spans from political philosophy to phenomenology, metaphysics, philosophy of self, logic, ethics, and philosophy of language. This book does not promote one particular approach to the relationship between Orthodox theology and philosophy. Yet all authors demonstrate that Orthodox scholarship is not confined to historical research about the Byzantine era, but that it can contribute to, and enrich, contemporary intellectual debates.
Categories: Philosophy

Eastern Orthodoxy and the Science Theology Dialogue

Eastern Orthodoxy and the Science Theology Dialogue

This Element examines the science-theology dialogue from the perspective of Eastern Orthodox Christianity and provides a critique of this dialogue based on six fundamental aspects of that theology: (i) Its understanding of how philosophy ...

Author: Christopher C. Knight

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009116060

Category: Religion

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This Element examines the science-theology dialogue from the perspective of Eastern Orthodox Christianity and provides a critique of this dialogue based on six fundamental aspects of that theology: (i) Its understanding of how philosophy may authentically be used in the theological task; (ii) Its understanding of the use and limitations of scientific and theological languages; (iii) Its understanding of the role of humanity in bringing God's purposes to fulfilment; (iv) its sense that material entities should be understood less in materialist terms than in relation to the mind of God; (v) Its Christological focus in understanding the concept of creation; (vi) Its sense that the empirical world can be understood theologically only when the 'world to come' is taken fully into account. It is argued that Orthodoxy either provides an alternative pan-Christian vision to the currently predominant one or, at the very least, provides important new conceptual insights.
Categories: Religion

Eastern Christian Approaches to Philosophy

Eastern Christian Approaches to Philosophy

Christoph Schneider is academic director and lecturer in philosophical theology at the Institute for orthodox Christian ... of numerous articles and is the editor of the superb book Theology and Philosophy in Eastern Orthodoxy (2019).

Author: James Siemens

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031107627

Category: Christian philosophy

Page: 335

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With few exceptions, the field of Eastern Christian studies has primarily been concerned with historical-critical analysis, hermeneutics, and sociology. For the most part it has not attempted to bring Eastern Christian philosophy into serious engagement with contemporary thought. This volume seeks to redress the matter by bringing the Eastern Christian tradition into a meaningful dialogue with contemporary philosophy. It boasts a diverse group of scholarsspecialists in ancient philosophy, analytic philosophy, and continental philosophywho engage with a wide range of pressing issues. Among other things, it addresses such topics as contemporary atheism, the metaphysics of action, religious epistemology, the philosophy of language, bioethics, the philosophy of race, and human rights. In so doing, it aims to introduce contemporary readers to unique perspectives and novel arguments often overlooked by mainstream anglophone philosophy.
Categories: Christian philosophy

Science and the Eastern Orthodox Church

Science and the Eastern Orthodox Church

Drawing together leading Orthodox scientists, theologians, and historians confronting some of the critical issues and uses of modern science, this book will be useful for students, academics and clergy who want to develop a greater ...

Author: Professor Daniel Buxhoeveden

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409481614

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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Science and the Eastern Orthodox Church explores core theological and philosophical notions and contentious topics such as evolution from the vantage point of science, Orthodox theology, and the writings of popular recent Orthodox critics as well as supporters. Examining what science is and why Eastern Orthodox Christians should be concerned about the topic, including a look at well known 20th century figures that are considered holy elders or saints in the Orthodox Church and their relationship and thoughts about science, contributors analyse the historical contingencies that contribute to the relationship of the Orthodox Church and science both in the past and present. Part II includes critiques of science and considers its limitations and strengths in light of Orthodox understandings of the experience of God and the so called miraculous, together with analysis of two Orthodox figures of the 20th century that were highly critical of science, it's foundations and metaphysical assumptions. Part III looks at selected topics in science and how they relate to Orthodox theology, including evolution, brain evolution and consciousness, beginning of life science, nanotechnology, stem cell research and others. Drawing together leading Orthodox scientists, theologians, and historians confronting some of the critical issues and uses of modern science, this book will be useful for students, academics and clergy who want to develop a greater understanding of how to relate Orthodoxy to science.
Categories: Religion

Encounter Between Eastern Orthodoxy and Radical Orthodoxy

Encounter Between Eastern Orthodoxy and Radical Orthodoxy

Already in John Milbank's seminal book Theology and Social Theory, the precursor to Radical Orthodoxy, the focus was on capturing the discourse on ontology from postmodern philosophy and to reconfigure it within the theological ...

Author: Christoph Schneider

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317144038

Category: Religion

Page: 349

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This book presents the first debate between the contemporary movement Radical Orthodoxy and Eastern Orthodox theologians. Leading international scholars offer new insights and reflections on a wide range of contemporary issues from a specifically theological and philosophical perspective. The ancient notion of divine Wisdom (Sophia) serves as a common point of reference in this encounter. Both Radical and Eastern Orthodoxy agree that the transfiguration of the world through the Word is at the very centre of the Christian faith. The book explores how this process of transformation can be envisaged with regard to epistemological, ontological, aesthetical, ecclesiological and political questions. Contributors to this volume include Rowan Williams, John Milbank, Antoine Arjakovsky, Michael Northcott, Nicholas Loudovikos, Andrew Louth and Catherine Pickstock.
Categories: Religion

Light from the East

Light from the East

Theology, Science, and the Eastern Orthodox Tradition Alexei V. Nesteruk ... expression of the apophaticism of Orthodox theology , which implies in turn that all philosophical systems have a similar weight in their utility in theology ...

Author: Alexei V. Nesteruk

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451403577

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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In this unique volume, a new and distinctive perspective on hotly debated issues in science and religion emerges from the unlikely ancient Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition. Alexei Nesteruk reveals how the Orthodox tradition, deeply rooted in Greek Patristic thought, can contribute importantly in a way that the usual Western sources do not. Orthodox thought, he holds, profoundly and helpfully relates the experience of God to our knowledge of the world. His masterful historical introduction to the Orthodox traditions not only surveys key features of its theology but highlights its ontology of participation and communion. From this Nesteruk derives Orthodoxy's unique approach to theological and scientific attribution. Theology identifies the underlying principles (logoi) in scientific affirmations. Nesteruk then applies this methodology to key issues in cosmology: the presence of the divine in creation, the theological meaning of models of creation, the problem of time, and the validity of the anthropic principle, especially as it relates to the emergence of humans and the Incarnation. Nesteruk's unique synthesis is not a valorization of Eastern Orthodox thought so much as an influx of startlingly fresh ideas about the character of science itself and an affirmation of the ultimate religious and theological value of the whole scientific enterprise.
Categories: Religion

Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion

Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion

It is revealing that natural theology has never gained in Eastern Orthodox thought the distinctive, if contested, place that it came to occupy in the philosophical theology of the West since Scholasticism. Negatively, the pre-modern ...

Author: Chad Meister

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136696855

Category: Philosophy

Page: 848

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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, Second edition is an indispensable guide and reference source to the major themes, movements, debates and topics in philosophy of religion. Considerably expanded for the second edition, over seventy entries from a team of renowned international contributors are organized into nine clear parts: philosophical issues in world religions key figures in philosophy of religion religious diversity the theistic conception of God arguments for the existence of God arguments against the existence of God philosophical theology Christian theism recent topics in philosophy of religion. Covering key world religions including Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, and key figures such as Augustine, Aquinas and Kierkegaard, the Companion explores the central topics in theism such as the ontological, cosmological and teleological arguments for God’s existence. Three final parts consider Catholicism, Protestantism, Eastern orthodoxy and current debates including phenomenology, reformed epistemology, religious experience, and religion and science, making the Companion as a whole essential reading for students of philosophy or religion, and suitable for anyone coming to the subject for the first time. This second edition includes new chapters on Blaise Pascal, Baruch Spinoza, Interreligious Dialogue, Death and the Afterlife, Incorporeality, Religion and Global Ethics, New Religious Movements, Religion and the Environment, and Religion and Film.
Categories: Philosophy

Christian Philosophy in the Patristic and Byzantine Tradition

Christian Philosophy in the Patristic and Byzantine Tradition

This work is a real companion to Tatakis' earlier work on Byzantine Philosophy, laying the emphasis on the content of Byzantine thought and its characteristic religious bent, Greek Orthodox Christianity, as distinct from its history and ...

Author: B. N. Tatakis

Publisher: Orthodox Research Inst

ISBN: 1933275162

Category: Religion

Page: 332

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Tatakis is a real master of thought, a philosopher who theologizes, or, putting it otherwise, a philosopher who takes theology seriously and brings out its insights dressed in philosophical form. The result is indeed a most fruitful synthesis of philosophy and religion; a philosophy of religion, or more accurately, a religious philosophy. It is a Christian philosophy, which is possible, because this is indeed the legacy of Byzantium, that priceless alabaster of Eastern Orthodox Christianity of which Tatakis has been a key exponent and interpreter. It is precisely this Greek Orthodox Christian synthesis that this volume explains in a straightforward, comprehensive and profound way. This work is a real companion to Tatakis' earlier work on Byzantine Philosophy, laying the emphasis on the content of Byzantine thought and its characteristic religious bent, Greek Orthodox Christianity, as distinct from its history and literature, which are more typical of the earlier work. There are certain overlaps between the two books, but this one brings out more clearly the Greek Orthodox theological dimension in Tatakis' thought which deserves to be explored much more than it has. It reveals the great soul of this extraordinary man who is both a philosopher and a man of faith and theology; and who, in spite of the exigencies of life (as he describes them very movingly in his last and most interesting book - the book of his life - published posthumously in 1993), has left us the strength and the aroma of the Greek Orthodox spirit and nobility.
Categories: Religion

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion

It is revealing that natural theology has never gained in Eastern Orthodox thought the distinctive, if contested, place that it came to occupy in the philosophical theology of the West since Scholasticism. Negatively, the pre-modern ...

Author: Chad V. Meister

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415782944

Category: Philosophy

Page: 850

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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, Second Edition contains nine new entries, and is an indispensable guide and reference source to the major themes, movements and topics in philosophy of religion.
Categories: Philosophy