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Hedonism: Catechesis Face to Face with Consumer Society
Hedonism: Catechesis Face to Face with Consumer Society

Author(s): Roger Coresciuc
Subject(s): Theology and Religion
Published by: Editura Universităţii »Alexandru Ioan Cuza« din Iaşi
Keywords: Gregory Palamas; hesychasm; philosophy; reality; Triads; knowledge; sin; peace; Sophrony

Summary/Abstract: The challenges related to the contemporary catechesis are the most diverse. Hedonism, which is manifested as a constant of modern society, cannot be avoided in the construction of a coherent catechetical discourse, connected to the realities of the world. Acquiring pleasures at any cost, ignoring the pain as an inevitable source of spiritual ascent, man’s more or less justified quests, the excessive psychologisation of the catechetical discourse are some of the themes that this study approaches, attempting the composition of a catechetical patristically rooted philosophy. Archimandrite Sophrony or Saint Gregory Palamas are considered important landmarks in the construction of this catechetical philosophy, their teaching constituting a basis for any attempt to conform the contemporary catechetical discourse with the patristic theology. For that matter, any attempt to break from the patristic philon represents an incapacity to offer healing answers to the modern man who centers most of his life on a more or less well-defined pleasure.

  • Issue Year: 22/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 85-102
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English