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Никита от Марония – един особен поглед към Запада. Filioque & същностни енергии
Nicetas of Maroneia - a special Look to the West. Filioque & essential energies

Author(s): Georgi Kapriev
Subject(s): Metaphysics, Philosophy of Middle Ages, Systematic Theology, Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Издателство »Изток-Запад«
Keywords: filioque; essential energies; διὰ τοῦ Υἱοῦ and ἐκ τοῦ Υἱοῦ; reasoning arguments and authorities

Summary/Abstract: The text deals with the position of Nicetas of Maroneia in his six fictitious dialogues between the "Latin" and the "Greek": Περὶ τῆς ἐκπορεύσεως τοῦ ἁγίου πνεύματος. Niketas tries to justify the filioque by rejecting his introduction to the credo, however. The analysis shows that his argumentation is not dependent on the Latin authorities and the 12th century current teaching of the Roman Church. He relies on the theological and philosophical foundations of theological and philosophical thinking within the framework of the Eastern Christian culture of his time. A unique point of his argument is the axiomatic use of the doctrine of the essential energies which he places in the mouth of the "Latin". In doing so, he demonstrates in plain language that he considers the doctrine of essential energies as a common place of philosophical thought as such. One may say that this doctrine was already firmly established in its time. Nicetas of Maroneia joins a series of Byzantine thinkers who seek to unify with Western Christian culture, but who do not want to adopt it unquestioningly, but in an interpreted form that corresponds to the foundations of Byzantine thought.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 115-134
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Bulgarian