Christianity and Culture (Volume Two in the Collected Works by GEORGE FLOROVSKY


Show description

Read or Download Christianity and Culture (Volume Two in the Collected Works of Georges Florovsky) PDF

Similar religion books

The Non-Existence of God

During this ebook, Nicholas Everitt reconsiders the entire significant arguments for proving the lifestyles of God and examines the function that cause and data play within the debate.

The Materiality of Religion in Early Modern English Drama

''The Materiality of faith in Early glossy English Drama'' is the 1st e-book to offer an in depth exam of early glossy theatrical houses trained by means of the complexity of post-Reformation spiritual perform. even though English Protestant reformers got down to ruin all vestiges of Catholic idolatry, public theater businesses usually used level homes to attract cognizance to the remnants of conventional faith in addition to the power materiality of post-Reformation worship.

Islam and Colonialism: Western Perspectives on Soviet Asia (Central Asia Research Forum, SOAS)

Tracing the advance of western thought of valuable Asia, this publication argues that for ancient and political purposes, crucial Asia used to be obvious as being in a colonial dating with Russia. therefore, an anti-colonial revolution in Asia used to be visible because the maximum chance to the USSR. The ebook questions the suitability of the colonial version for figuring out the region's contemporary political background and demanding situations a few of the assumptions which underlay the adoption of this kind of version, and examines how this one interpretation got here to dominate western discourse to the digital exclusion of all others.

Religion und Geschlechterordnungen

Die Beiträge in diesem Sammelband untersuchen das Verhältnis von faith und Geschlechterordnungen in verschiedenen religiösen und kulturellen Kontexten. Auf der foundation von Fallstudien, Auswertungen von Survey-Daten oder theoretischen Reflexionen gehen die Autorinnen und Autoren der Frage nach, wie sich eine zunehmende gesellschaftliche Säkularisierung und Modernisierung einerseits und die durch Migrationsprozesse beförderte (Re-)Vitalisierung und erhöhte Sichtbarkeit von faith andererseits auf Geschlechterordnungen auswirken.

Extra info for Christianity and Culture (Volume Two in the Collected Works of Georges Florovsky)

Example text

Out of them, and on their authority, he proceeds to the "recovery" of the past. His procedure depends upon the nature and character of his information, of his sources. What are these sources? What makes a certain thing a source for the historian ? In a certain sense, almost everything, omnis res scibilis, can serve as a historical source, provided the historian knows how to use it, how to read the evidence. But, on the other hand, no thing at all is a historical source by itself, even a chronicle, or a narrative, or even an autobiography.

The very possibility of any historical knowledge seemed to be compromised by the skeptical exploits of the learned. It seemed that even the Bible could no longer be retained as a book of history, although it could be kept as a glorious paradeigma of the eternal Glory and Mercy of God. Moreover, even if one admits that Christians are, by vocation, historians, it can be contended that they are bound to be bad historians, or unreliable historians, since they are intrinsically "committed" in advance.

On the one hand, there was a biological pattern of growth and decay, the common fate of everything living. On the other hand, there was an astronomical pattern of periodical recurrence, of circular motion of heavens and stars, a pattern of "revolutions" and cycles. Indeed, both patterns belonged together, since the cycles of the earth were predetermined and controlled by the circles of the heavens. Ultimately, the course of history was but an aspect of the inclusive cosmic course, controlled by certain inviolable laws.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.57 of 5 – based on 45 votes