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Polis, Ontology, Ecclesial Event By Sotiris Mitralexis

Polis, Ontology, Ecclesial Event by Sotiris Mitralexis

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A selection of essays celebrating the contribution of the Greek Orthodox theologian Christos Yannaras to theology, philosophy and political theory.

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Polis, Ontology, Ecclesial Event: Engaging with Christos Yannaras' Thought by Sotiris Mitralexis

Christos Yannaras (born 1935 in Athens, Greece) has been proclaimed 'without doubt the most important living Greek Orthodox theologian' (Andrew Louth), 'contemporary Greece's greatest thinker' (Olivier Clement), 'one of the most significant Christian philosophers in Europe' (Rowan Williams). However, until recently the English-speaking scholar did not have first-hand access to the main bulk of his work: in spite of the relatively early English translation of his The Freedom of Morality (1984), most of his books appeared in English fairly recently - such as Person and Eros (2007), Orthodoxy and the West (2006), Relational Ontology (2011) or The Schism in Philosophy (2015). In this volume, chapters shall examine numerous aspects of Yannaras' contributions to Orthodox theology, philosophy and political thought, based on his relational ontology of the person, later popularised in the Anglophone sphere by John Zizioulas. From political theology to Heidegger and the philosophy of language, from Yannaras' critique of religion to the patristic grounding of the theology of the person and from Orthodoxy to the West, this volume comprises a panorama of Christos Yannaras' transdisciplinary contributions.

Polis, Ontology, Ecclesial Event Reviews

"Yannaras needs to be discovered in the English-speaking world and this volume will help." Andrew Louth, Theology N. 123 Vol2 pp-155-156, 2020

About Sotiris Mitralexis

Christos Yannaras is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Panteion University in Athens. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from the Sorbonne/University Paris-IV and a doctorate in theology from the University of Thessaloniki. He has been a visiting professor of philosophy in Paris, Geneva, Lausanne and Crete and has received numerous honorary doctorates. His Person and Eros and his The Freedom of Morality had an unparalleled impact on the development of modern Greek theology. Sotiris Mitralexis is Seeger Fellow at Princeton University, Assistant Professor of philosophy at the City University of Istanbul and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Winchester. He holds a doctorate in Philosophy from the Freie Universitat Berlin, a doctorate in Theology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a degree in Classics from the University of Athens. He has taught philosophy in Istanbul, Athens and Berlin.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface - John Milbank Hellenism in Motion Introduction - Sotiris Mitralexis Part I POLIS Chapter One - Dionysios Skliris Christos Yannaras' Political Ontology: An Introductory Sketch Chapter Two - Jonathan Cole The Problematic of Greek Identity and Christos Yannaras' Quest for a Politics of Authentic Existence Chapter Three - Angelos Gounopoulos The Freedom of Relationship as the Ontological Foundation in Christos Yannaras' Political Theology Chapter Four - Paul Tyson Freedom and Necessity: Yannaras and the Global Struggle for Life Part II PHILOSOPHY Chapter Five - Deborah Casewell Loving in Relation to Nothing: On Alterity and Relationality Chapter Six - Sotiris Mitralexis Relation, Activity and Otherness in Christos Yannaras' Propositions for a Critical Ontology Chapter Seven - Marcello La Matina As for God, So for Sound: Engaging with Yannaras' Philosophy of Language Chapter Eight - Daniel Isai Yannaras' and Marion's Overcoming Onto-Theology: On the Way of St Dionysius the Areopagite Chapter Nine - Nikolaos Koronaios Education as Freedom: An Attempt to Explore the Role of Education through Christos Yannaras' Thought Part III ECCLESIA Chapter Ten - Andreas Andreopoulos In Conversation with Christos Yannaras: A Critical View of the Council of Crete Chapter Eleven - Brandon Gallaher Orthodoxy and the West: The Problem of Orthodox Self-Criticism in Christos Yannaras Chapter Twelve - Rowan Williams The Theology of Personhood: A Study of the Thought of Christos Yannaras Bibliography Index

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Polis, Ontology, Ecclesial Event: Engaging with Christos Yannaras' Thought by Sotiris Mitralexis
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