Christos Yannaras is one of the most significant Orthodox theologians of recent times. The work of Yannaras is virtually synonymous with a turn or renaissance of Orthodox philosophy and theology, initially within Greece, but as the present volume confirms, well beyond it. His work engages not only with issues of philosophy and theology, but also takes in wider questions of culture and politics.
With contributions from established and new scholars, the book is divided into three sections, which correspond to the main directions that Christos Yannaras has followed – philosophy, theology, and culture – and reflects on the ways in which Yannaras has engaged and influenced thought across these fields, in addition to themes including ecclesiology, tradition, identity, and ethics.
This volume facilitates the dialogue between the thought of Yannaras, which is expressed locally yet is relevant globally, and Western Christian thinkers. It will be of great interest to scholars of Orthodox and Eastern Christian theology and philosophy, as well as theology more widely.
"Christos Yannaras: Philosophy, Theology, Culture, edited by Andreas Andreopoulos and Demetrios Harper, is an important contribution to the scholarship of one of the most influential Orthodox theologians of our time, and, according to Rowan Williams, one of the most significant Christian philosophers in Europe."
Angelos Gounopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Reading Religion.
Address by Archbishop Anastasios of Albania
Part I: Philosophy
1 The Apophatic in Modern Orthodox Theology—and Modern Philosophy
2 Apophaticism and Phenomenology: Christos Yannaras in the Light of Jean-Luc Marion
3 The Philosophy of Mode ("tropos") in the Thought of Christos Yannaras
4 On the ‘Patristic Grounding’ of Christos Yannaras’ ‘Prosopo-centric Ontology’: A Methodological Exploration
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5 The Purpose of Morality in the Theological Schema of Christos Yannaras
Part II: Theology
6 Christos Yannaras’s The Freedom of Morality and Western Christian Ethics
7 Wheat and Weeds: Ecclesia vs Religion in the Thought of Christos Yannaras
8 On the Early Development of Christos Yannaras’s Political Theology
9 Greek Theology after Christos Yannaras: Response to a Prophetic Call?
Part III: Culture
10 Christos Yannaras as a Teacher: Lineaments of a Distinctive Work
11 Orthodoxy and West in Modern Greece
12 Christos Yannaras and Manos Hadjidakis: between East and West
13 The ‘Ecclesiastical Event’: Modern Greece and its History, the World, and the other ‘Way of Being’