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Banishing Reason from the Divine Image: Gregory Palamas' 150 Chapters

Krausmüller, Dirk 2019. Banishing Reason from the Divine Image: Gregory Palamas' 150 Chapters. Journal for Late Antique Religion and Culture 13 , pp. 60-68. 10.18573/jlarc.115

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to explore possible reasons for Palamas’ use of Augustinian notions through detailed analysis of the argumentative structure of the chapters into which they are integrated. It will be argued that Palamas was primarily interested in Augustine not as a Trinitarian theologian but because he could find in the treatise On the Trinity conceptual frameworks that permitted him to rebut Barlaam’s attacks against the hesychastic way of life in a more effective way than in his earlier treatises.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D051 Ancient History
Publisher: Cardiff University Press
ISSN: 1754-517X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 January 2020
Date of Acceptance: 26 December 2019
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2022 08:18
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/128337

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