Anna Zhyrkova

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

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17/2 - Fall 2012, pages 225–243
Date of online publication: 10 décembre 2012
Date of publication: 10 décembre 2012

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.

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Zhyrkova, Anna. "The Philosophical Originality of a Theologian: The Case of a Patristic Author Forgotten and Overlooked by History." Forum Philosophicum 17, no. 2 (2012): 225–243. doi:10.5840/forphil201217215.

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