305. Andrew Louth on John of Damascus

Posted on 15 July 2018

Peter is joined by Andrew Louth for a discussion of John of Damascus and his theological use of philosophy.

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Further Reading

• A. Louth, Maximus the Confessor (London: 1996).

• A. Louth (ed.), Byzantine Orthodoxies: Papers from the Thirty-Sixth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies (Aldershot: 2006).

• A. Louth, The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: from Plato to Denys (Oxford: 2007).

• A. Louth, St. John Damascene: Tradition and Originality in Byzantine Theology (Oxford: 2009).

Comments

T. Franke 4 August 2018

This was a very interesting interview with a very interesting scholar, who presented himself as a very cautious person, struggling for the appropriate words to express nuanced statements. He even wrote about mysticism starting with Plato ... good! Also interesting the parts about living in the early Arabic and / or Islamic empire and its formation. Well, talk about a Sura which is melted into various Suras in the Quran as we know it today? Very interesting.

Even Benedict XVI spoke about John of Damascus on 6 May 2009: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vSBoJfsXZ0

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