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St. Symeon the New Theologian and Orthodox Tradition
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St. Symeon the New Theologian and Orthodox Tradition

Hilarion Alfeyev


This book is a study of the mystical nature of tradition, focusing on the traditional nature of mysticism and of St Symeon as both a highly personal and very traditional ecclesiastical writer. The teachings of St Symeon (late tenth to early eleventh century) created much controversy in Byzantium and even led to a short-lived exile to Asia Minor. For the first time in modern scholarship, St Symeon's attitude to Scripture and to church worship, his relations with his spiritual father, Symeon the Studite, and the Studite tradition in general are examined. Separate chapters are dedicated to Symeon ... More

Keywords: St Symeon, ecclesiastical writer, Byzantium, mysticism, Trinitarian theology, Scripture, church worship, spiritual father, Studite, hagiographical literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198270096
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270096.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hilarion Alfeyev, author