ASSUMPTIONS OF THE BYZANTINE CULTURAL MODEL

Dan CHIȚOIU

Abstract


When discussing today about what we call `Byzantine cultural model` we encounter some difficulties in its characterization, arising from the insufficient understanding the resorts which animated it. There are a number of decisive `themes`, often implicitly present, that influenced the thinking and life of the Byzantines, regardless of age. We can call them `assumptions`: their identification can be revealing in tracing the coordinates of a model that is decisive for the identity of the Eastern European areal of today. And their knowledge allows a more adequate understanding of what is called `Reality` in this tradition: a notion
with much more complex signification than today`s usage.

Keywords


Presuppositions; Cultural Model; Eastern-Christianity; Body; Soul

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