Theological Anthropology: Open Questions of the Greek Spiritual Tradition

Горбань, Олександр Володимирович and Мартич, Руслана Василівна (2020) Theological Anthropology: Open Questions of the Greek Spiritual Tradition ASTRA Salvensis, Supplement (1). pp. 25-36. ISSN 2393-4727, 2344-1887

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The article examines the features of the formation and development of theological anthropology, as a special direction of philosophical thought presented by the teachings of the leaders of Christian denominations, theologians and religious scholars, based on the Holy Scripture and the heritage of the holy fathers. Modern theological anthropology again seeks to understand the essence of man from the point of view of the challenges of the 21st century, seeing his divine principle. However, modern anthropological discourse is impossible without referring to the origins of the doctrine of the human person, rooted in the early Christian church, which was strongly influenced by Greek thought. An important source for the study of basic concepts of Christian anthropology is the legacy of the Greek theological thought of the New Age. The need for a new understanding of the mutual influence of Orthodox and Catholic thought in Greece during the struggle for independence is revealed. It is emphasized that the discussion that has unfolded in the Greek theological thought of the New Age requires a comprehensive critical analysis that will help solve the fundamental problems of modern religion and a proper understanding of the place and role of Greek theological tradition in shaping modern European ideas about the place and role of man in the world. The ambiguity of assessments of historical reality is demonstrated in the light of understanding the conditions for the formation and activity of the main trends of Orthodox theology and their influence on the assertion of the modern anthropological and theological paradigm.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Greek Orthodox anthropology; Greek enlightenment; Greek traditionalism; Holy Scripture; the New Age
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Scopus
Divisions: Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра філософії та релігієзнавства
Depositing User: професор Олександр Володимирович Горбань
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2020 06:34
Last Modified: 26 May 2021 07:20

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