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    STUDIA THEOLOGIA ORTHODOXA - Issue no. 1 / 2010  
         
  Article:   THE DISPUTE BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVE OF THE MOVEMENT FOR SPIRITUAL REVIVAL IN GREECE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (TRADITIONALISTS AND ENLIGHTENMENT).

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  Abstract:  Profound changes which Europe passed in the eighteenth century were felt in Greece and to all Orthodox peoples of South-Eastern Europe, by young people who studied at European universities. Very soon the epicenter of the dispute between Greek Enlightenment scholars and traditionalists scholars moved even in the St. Mount, once the establishment of Athonite Academy and revival movement initiated by its teachers and athonite monk. The climax of the confrontation between representatives of the spiritual revival movement was the famous dispute between Corais Adamntios and Athanasios of Paros in a polemic of echo. Church is not opposed in principle to people enlightenment and to the science, evidence the modern program of the Academy Athonite Studies in Schools and Academies in Greece, Bucharest and Iasi, but emphasizes the need for spiritual rebirth of the people, by editing the writings of the Philokalia with the anthropocentric humanism of Western Enlightenment. There was never overlooked the fact that the Orthodox Church represents the consciousness of the nation and the main cultural expression. The Orthodoxes remain anchored in the tradition offered by faith and this tradition translates in mentality and culture.

Keywords: Dispute, Movement for Spiritual Revival in Greece, 18th Century, Traditionalists, Enlightenment
 
         
     
         
         
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