TITLE

The Philosophical Originality of a Theologian: The Case of a Patristic Author Forgotten and Overlooked by History

AUTHOR(S)
Zhyrkova, Anna
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy;Autumn2012, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p225
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper explores possible reasons for the comparatively low estimation of the potential philosophical significance of Byzantine theological thought, which, in contemporary studies, is frequently viewed as lacking philosophical depth and originality. The ultimate question here, though, is whether we should grant that theology may, in fact, contain original and valuable philosophy. In order to subject the issues involved to scrutiny, I undertake an analysis of the important case of the legacy of John of Damascus, which, in my opinion, actually furnishes some answers to these questions.
ACCESSION #
90444001

 

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