Byzantine Incursions on the Borders of Philosophy

Contesting the Boundaries of Nature, Art, and Religion

  • Bruce V. Foltz

Part of the Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture book series (PSCC, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Part I

  3. Part II

  4. Part III

  5. Part IV

  6. Part V

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 267-277

About this book


This book represents a series of incursions from the region of Byzantine thought into territory long claimed by Western philosophy and theology. But at the same time, it is a project of attempting, beginning with thoughts inevitably rooted in the West, to penetrate as deeply as possible into the Byzantine philosophical and spiritual landscape. These are incursions that move back and forth between the visible and the invisible. This book shows that the problem of the relation between transcendence and immanence has found its answer in the philosophical and theological legacy of Byzantine thought, which has always sought to bring together strands tenaciously held separate in the West. This book transports contemporary readers to an ancient conceptual landscape as it expertly handles the Byzantine ideas with a familiarity unavailable to most contemporary scholars. It is an essential read for any scholar interested in recapturing the heart of Byzantine thought and using the lessons therein to address the problems which plague Western philosophy and society. 


Byzantine thought critique of western culture hidden patency reflections on faith reflections on science nature and the holy Christian theology eastern orthodox practice of prayer higher western education Russian philosophy western orthodox practice of prayer

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruce V. Foltz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyEckerd CollegeSaint PetersburgUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96672-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96673-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0928-9518
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1753
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