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Austrian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Issue 3-4/2016

The tradition of understanding light in hesychasm

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29013/AJH-16-3.4-42-44

Pages: 42 - 44

Authors: Soldatenkova O. V.

Abstract: Light is one of the most significant categories of Orthodox Christianity, which tells eastern Christianity from the western one, is traditionally perceived as a mode of appearance of the Divinity in the world, as well as is understood as a condition and evidence of the fulfillment of deification. The article describes the basic provisions of interpretation of light by the hesychasm tradition that had a big influence on the formation of the Russian Orthodoxy and Russian culture

Keywords: hesychasm, light, the light of the Mount Fabor, transfiguration, deification

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