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"Philosophical Theology" Series

"Philosophical Theology" is a series presenting to Russian reader translations of top-notch anglo-american researches in both history of Theology, Philosophy of Religion  and contemporary thought.


Now we are glad to present first book og the series - David Bradshaw's "Aristotle East and West:  Metaphysics and the Division of Christendom" (Cambridge University Press, 2004;  paperback 2007). The book presents the thought of the Greek Fathers as a significant and substantial alternative to the Christian philosophy in the Medieval West. Focusing on the central issue of the Nature of God and the relationship between and activity, David Bradshaw traces the history of energeia and related concepts from their startingpoint in Aristotle, through the pagan Neoplatonists, to thinkers such as Augustine, Boethius, and Aquinas (in the West) and Dionysius the Areopagite, Maximus the Confessor, and Gregory Palamas (in the East). The result is a powerful comparative history of philosophical thought in the two halves of Christendom, providing a philosophical back drop to the schism between the eastern and western churches. It will be of wide interest to readers in philosophy, theology, and medieval history.


David Bradshaw is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Kentucky. He has published in a number of journals including Ancient Philosophy, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Review of Metaphysics, and the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly.


The book was translated by Alexander Kyrlezhev and Alexey Fokin (greek and latin quotations). Editor of translated text is Alexey Fokin.