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Hesychasm and Theological Method in Fourteenth Century Byzantium

Reid, Duncan (1997) Hesychasm and Theological Method in Fourteenth Century Byzantium. Ostkirchliche Studien, 46 (1). pp. 15-24. ISSN 0030-6487


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The article offers a critical survey of some recent discussion of the hesychast theology of Gregory Palamas. It argues that his theological method has positive implications for (a) the place of the human body in spirituality, (b) the place of experience in theology, (c) a holistic soteriology, and (d) the 'destabilisation' of theological language. It is too simple to dismiss this approach as a departure from intellectual rigour.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Energies, hesychasm, method, Palamas.
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Rev Dr Duncan Reid
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2013 23:28
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2013 23:28
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1287

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