The Sculptor and his Stone: Selected Readings on Hellenistic and Christian Learning and Thought in the Early Greek Fathers

The Sculptor and his Stone: Selected Readings on Hellenistic and Christian Learning and Thought in the Early Greek Fathers

By: Chrysostomos (author)Paperback

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This book argues for the inseparability of classical Hellenism from the Greek patristic tradition from a distinctly Eastern Orthodox perspective. Postulating a common striving for truth in both domains, it places emphasis on the contributions of the ancients and Greek paideia to Christian learning and culture. In the spirit of the late Werner Jaeger, the essays contained in the volume provide a fruitful strategy for looking anew at the Greek classical world and Christianity through the eyes of the Greek Fathers, the direct inheritors of the ancient Greek worldview. Collectively, the author and contributors excellently demonstrate that, conflated with the visionary insights of the Jewish prophets and of Jewish messianism, the wisdom of the ancients served to pave the way for the unfolding of the fullness of Christian teaching and its spiritually enlightening revelation.

About Author

The Most Reverend Chrysostomos is Senior Research Scholar at the Centre for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies.

Contents

Acknowledgements Contributors Introduction Chapter 1 Man and His Universe in Hellenistic Thought and the Greek Fathers / The Reverend Gregory Telepneff and the Most Reverend Chrysostomos Chapter 2 Body, Soul, and Spirit in the Greek Ancients and in the Greek Fathers and Their Theological Legacy in Eastern Orthodox Christianity / The Most Reverend Chrysostomos Chapter 3 The Greek Fathers and Secular Knowledge / The Most Reverend Chrysostomos and Archimandrite Patapios Chapter 4 The Transformation of Hellenistic Philosophical Nomenclature in the Greek Patristic Tradition / The Most Reverend Chrysostomos and Archimandrite Patapios Chapter 5 The Notion of Rhetoric in the Eastern Orthodox Patristic Tradition / Bishop Auxentios Chapter 6 The Concept of Philosophy in the Hellenic Tradition / Constantine Cavarnos Chapter 7 Images of the Invisible Beauty: Plotinian Aesthetics and Byzantine Iconography / Archimandrite Patapios Chapter 8 In Defense of Piety: Respect for Words and Respect for "The Word" / J.C.B. Petropoulos Chapter 9 Free Will, Character, and Responsibility in Classical Greek Thought, the Greek Fathers, and Modern Existentialism / Constantine Cavarnos Chapter 10 The Ancient Greek Heritage / Constantine Cavarnos Chapter 11 The Hellenic Heritage in Byzantium / Constantine Cavarnos

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780227176221
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 172
  • ID: 9780227176221
  • ISBN10: 0227176227

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