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Духовна трпеза Теодосија Хиландарца
The Spiritual Dining Table of Theodosius of Hilandar

Author(s): Dragiša Bojović
Subject(s): Language studies
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: THE SPIRITUAL DINING TABLE OF THEODOSIUS OF HILANDAR DRAGIŠA BOJOVIĆ (NIŠ) (Summary) One gets the impression that the study of the theology of creativity has been neglected in important currents in the research of Serbian medieval literature. This issue is very important not only for studying the poetics of this literature, but also the poetics of individuals works. The attitude of the author to inspiration and to the word itself seems particularly interesting. One can find a wide repertoire of thoughts on this problem in the literary pieces by Theodosius of Hilandar, in particular in his Praise of St. Simeon and St. Sava, Serbian Teachers. The spiritual dining table and the word are dominant motives in Theodosius' theology of creativity. The writer's attitude to divine words is not a consequence of the creative act, but it derives from the author's substantial attitude to the word of ministry, which is a reflection of Divine presence in every word about God. Through this, the primary presence of the sacred in this text is realized, but it is also presented in the praise of those who attained the likeness of God and were made holy in Christ.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 41-42
  • Page Range: 316-322
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Serbian