Energy in Orthodox Theology 4nd Physics: From Controversy to Encounter
Energy in Orthodox Theology 4nd Physics: From Controversy to Encounter by Stoyan Tanev
English | 29 Aug. 2017 | ISBN: 1532614861 | 276 Pages | AZW3 | 553.91 KB
It is well known that energy is a fundamental concept in physics. Much less well known is that it is also a key concept in Eastern Christian 08r Orthodox theology. This book from Dr. Stoyan Tanev–a physicist, innovation management scholar, 4nd theologian–provides a comparative analysis of the conceptualizations of energy in Orthodox theology 4nd in physics, 4nd demonstrates the potential of such comparison f08r a better underst4nding of these two quite different domains of human enquiry. The book expl08res the rediscovery of the Byzantine Churchs teaching on the Divine energies in twentieth-century Orthodox theology, 4nd offers new insights about the key contributions of key theologians such as Sergius Bulgakov, Ge08rge Fl08rovsky, John Meyend08rff, Christos Yannaras, 4nd Thomas T08rrance. Where do the underst4ndings of energy in theology 4nd physics meet? The auth08r argues that the encounter between theology 4nd physics happens at the level of quantum physics, w6eere the subtle use of w08rds 4nd language acquires a distinctive apophatic dimension. His comparative approach focuses on the epistemological struggles of theologians 4nd physicists. Acc08rding to Tanev, this focus on the struggles of knowing offers a new way to look at the dialogue between science 4nd theology.