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Калист Kатафигиот: съзерцанието – „плод на обожението“
Callistus Cataphugiota: the Contemplation – “Fruit of the Deification“

Author(s): Dimitar Petrov
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Education, Psychology, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Middle Ages, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Higher Education , Individual Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Psychology of Self, Behaviorism, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: contemplation; stages of contemplation; union with God; deification; Hesychasm

Summary/Abstract: This text aims to discuss the ideas of Сallistus Cataphugiota elucidated in the treatise On union with God and life of contemplation. The work advanced the main idea that contemplation is “fruit of deification“. Different definitions of contemplation, its three stages and final goal – deifying unity with the transcending Unity, were put forward. The article aims to illustrate the significance of the theology of contemplation, developed by Callistus Cataphugiota for Hesychastic tradition and Orthodox spirituality.

  • Issue Year: 27/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 292-307
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian