In: Slavica Slovaca, vol. 42, no. 1
Year, pages: 2007, 3 - 19
Logos, chokma (foresight), awe, piety, a fool, a sage, a scholar, a theologian, Sofiá (wisdom), razumъ (cognition), image, likeness, bios angelikos (life similar to that of angels).
Article type: štúdia / studies
This attempt for a systemic outline of the philosophy of the thessalonikian missionary Constantine the Philosopher is based on the educational and the spiritual formation of that time. The sources of the last two are the Bible, church fathers and Christian writers and the church service of the Eastern Church.
Christian saint and missionary Constantine with monastic name Kyrill has an attribute The Philosopher. Apelative form of the word “philosopher“ ranks his personality of extraordinary significance to the world of philosophers. In this study we systematically try to determine what is meant by the concept “philosopher“ in the light of biblical texts, in the descriptions of church fathers and Christian writers until the 9th century and in the church service of the Eastern Church. All these are namely the sources of educational and spiritual formation of his personality. Inomissible is Constantine’s lifelong desire for a monastic life “similar to that of angels“, which he managed to fulfil only at the end of his life. We try to find the profilation of his philosophy in the opposition between the philosophy of the temporal world (antic philosophy), knowledge of God that allows anabasis directing to God, and the philosophy of the heavenly world (bios angelikos, foolery for Christ, Hagia Sofiá) that represents the cathabasis of Logos.
How to cite:
Pavlovičová, K. 2007. Filozofický systém Konštantína Filozofa (I). In Slavica Slovaca, vol. 42, no.1, pp. 3-19. 0037-6787 .
Pavlovičová, K. (2007). Filozofický systém Konštantína Filozofa (I). Slavica Slovaca, 42(1), 3-19. 0037-6787 .