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Concerning a „Contribution”

Author(s): Anani Stoynev
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History of Church(es), Theology and Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Eastern Orthodoxy, Other Christian Denominations
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: Christianity; heresy; metaphor; concept; Gnosticism; Bogomilism; dualist Christianity;

Summary/Abstract: The article may be regarded as a continuation and a concretization of the general principles expounded in my previous article „On the Possible Approaches to Studying Bogomilism“, published in Philosophical Alternatives, issue 5, 2015, and occasioned by Erika Lazarova’s book The Bogomil-Cathar Philosophy as a Lived Ethics, Avangard Print, 2013. The author analyzes concepts such as „Bogomil-Cathar philosophy“ and reveals their groundlessness, as well as that of the phrase „lived ethics“, which is a metaphor, not a scientific concept. The article proves the need to work with sources, not metaphors used as sources. The groundlessness of the concept/term „dualist Christianity“ is revealed: Christianity is monistic, and monism cannot possibly be a dualism.

  • Issue Year: XXV/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 67-89
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: English, Bulgarian