GÂNDIRE SPECULATIVĂ ŞI ESOTERISM CREŞTIN
ÎN ANGLIA SEC. AL XIV-LEA.
IMPORTANŢA SCRISORILOR FAMILIEI PASTON
Speculative thinking and Christian esotericism in the 14th-century
England. The Importance of the Paston Family Letters
Subject(s): Renaissance Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: speculative thinking; Christian esotericism; Paston Letter’s;
Summary/Abstract: In the fourteenth centuryEngland, we can talk about the existence of associations or societies founded on thewell-known principles of the chivalric orders, but secretly operating, whose memberssought a way of discreet and favorable life for unfolding philanthropic anonymousactivities, and – in particular – a contemplative life, like a monk, based on prayer andmeditation. It is very possible that such “speculative societies” have contributed to theemergence of an environment conducive to the development of a way of life, andespecially of a speculative way of thinking, favoring the establishment of organizationalstructures that practiced Christian esotericism.
- Issue Year: LXVI/2019
- Issue No: 2
- Page Range: 258-270
- Page Count: 13
- Language: Romanian, Moldavian