Archdeacon John Chryssavgis on Philokalia. “Rightly dividing the Word of Truth”. A Symposium in Honor of Metropolitan Kallistos. Malignly Hall, Cambridge. 6-8 February 2015
In recent years, there has been much discussion of the difference which exists between the notions of “person” and “individual”. It may be that the progress of the social and anthropological sciences has provided the spark for this discussion, the starting-point for which is to be found in the well-known philosophical trends of our day. In particular, we see the supporters of Christian personalism and those of existentialism wrestling in particular with the notion of “person”, in an attempt to define its role and spheres of influence and existence.
In Gospel Readings we often encounter the Apostles invoking the authenticity of their personal witness in order to be persuasive. “What we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we observed and touched with our own hands… we declare to you,” and “we know that his testimony is true”. But the […]