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Bibil Identifier bibil:202616
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Theophany and Indication: Reconciling Augustinian and Palamite Aesthetics
Author Manoussakis, John Panteleimon
Journal Modern Theology (Volume: 26, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 76-89 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Based on an analysis of certain theophanic narratives in the Hebrew Scriptures (Exodus 3 and 19, 1 Kings 19), this article poses the question of their Christian exegesis: which of the Persons of the Holy Trinity appeared to the patriarchs and prophets of the Old Testament and how? This seemingly trivial question has become a decisive and controversial topic in the formation of two distinct theological aesthetics: one influenced by Augustine in the West and another that finds its culmination with Gregory Palamas in the East. The aim of this article is to reconcile the polemical interpretations of Old Testament theophanies by employing a Christological understanding of aesthetics as developed by Hans Urs von Balthasar (in his Herrlichkeit) and a more nuanced understanding of signification as developed by Husserl and Merleau-Ponty under the concept of indication.
DOI DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0025.2009.01580.x
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Appearance Story
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Theophany
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Trinity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Augustine
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