Questions about the meaning of the Christian holiday and the meaning of
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Вопросы о смысле христианского праздника и о значении «книжного знания» в произведениях Кирилла Туровского
Questions about the meaning of the Christian holiday and the meaning of "book knowledge" in the works of Cyril of Turov

Author(s): István Ferincz
Subject(s): Cultural history, Russian Literature, 6th to 12th Centuries, Theory of Literature
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: Kievan Rus'; monasteries; Cyril of Turov; oratorical prose; the importance of reading;

Summary/Abstract: The author of this paper examines what position the most prominent 12th-century Russian ecclesiastic writer and orator, the author of numerous festal speeches and parables, Cyril of Turov takes up on and what aesthetic value he attributes to ecclesiastic feasts. In the paper, it is also studied why he considers it important and “soul-saving” to read and to know sacred books while he also speaks of the psychology of reading.

  • Issue Year: 58/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 337-343
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Russian