Science and Eastern Orthodoxy : from the Greek fathers to the age of globalization (Book, 2011) []
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Science and Eastern Orthodoxy : from the Greek fathers to the age of globalization

Science and Eastern Orthodoxy : from the Greek fathers to the age of globalization

Author: Efthymios Nicolaidis
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, cop. 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Science and Eastern Orthodoxy provides a wealth of new information concerning Orthodoxy and secular knowledge-and the reactions of the Orthodox Church to modern sciences.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Efthymios Nicolaidis
ISBN: 9781421402987 142140298X
OCLC Number: 929606818
Description: XVIII, 252 p., [16] p. de lám. ; 24 cm
Contents: The activist and the philosopher: the hexaemerons of Basil and of Gregory of Nyssa --
Two conceptions of the world: the schools of Antioch and Alexandria --
No icons, no science: the end of a tradition? --
The return of Greek science: the first Byzantine humanism (ninth century to the twelfth century) --
Struggle for heritage: science in Nicea and the Byzantine Renaissance --
The era of the palaiologos: political debates become scientific --
True knowledge and ephemeral knowledge: the hesychast debate of the fourteenth century --
Ancients versus moderns: Byzantium and Persian, Latin and Jewish sciences, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries --
The fall of the empire and the exodus to Italy, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries --
A rebel patriarch: Cyril Lucaris and Orthodox Humanism in science --
Toward Russia: the Slavo-Greco-Latin academy and the Jerusalem patriarchate --
Who were the heirs of the Hellenes?: science and the Greek Enlightenment --
The scientific modernization of an Orthodox state: Greece from independence to membership in the European Union --
Science and religion in the Greek state: materialism and Darwinism.
Responsibility: Efthymios Nicolaidis.


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An excellent contribution to college library world history and religious studies shelves. -- James A. Cox Midwest Book Review A thorough and exacting refutation of the idea that Orthodoxy rejects Read more...

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