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Personally and love in St Maximus ''Ambiguia'' and in max Scheler ''the nature of sympathy''

Makristathis, Arcimandrite Photios (1994) Personally and love in St Maximus ''Ambiguia'' and in max Scheler ''the nature of sympathy''. Masters thesis, Durham University.



Theology, philosophy and science: is there a meeting point? Cam these forms of knowledge come together in the Post-industrial era, the age of the computer? Is a critical unification of knowledge feasible? Man poses these questions when he gains self-knowledge. He raises these or similar questions when he realises that he constitutes a carrier of many various forms of knowledge. Man has been trying to unify his knowledge about cosmos, Man, God and society since ancient times. JJy means of his mental and critical abilities, Man has been trying to solve general, particular and existential problems unifying the fonns of know 1 edge. This effort mi\fle by Man, the unification of the forms of knowledge, is the starting point of the present study. This study tries to unify two forms of knowledge: the Theological and the Philosophical form and content of knowledge. It constitutes a reference to the work of two personalities, St.Maximus the Confessor and Max Scheler, which attempts to answer the question of "what is Man?". In particular, this study attempts, by means of a critical unification of forms of knowledge, to support that Man, each and every person as well as all person, is Personality and Love. It aims at contributing to the preservation of Man as a particular, unique an unparalleled Personality who develops the authenticity of human nature by means of the agapetic expression of existing. More specifically, it is maintained that Man, the human person, reaches his true and onto logical fulfilment by relating to human persons, to the Personal God and to the cosmos on the basis of love.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Award:Master of Arts
Thesis Date:1994
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:24 Oct 2012 15:14

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