|Title||The world-conception of st. Gregory Palamas (1296-1359). Secular and theological approaches in the 14th century|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Number of Pages||338|
|University||Department of Methodology, History and Theory of Science|
What was the conception for the World, the Man and the Knowledge during the Empire of New Rome – Constantinople? How people saw the relations of the various parts of the World? The above questions are fundamental in order to approach the history of Byzantine culture. Though this statement seems obvious, there are not many scientific works on that theme. N. Katsiavrias, studied Physics and Theology at the University of Athens. He also followed post graduate studies in history of science (MSc theses on the history of the Greek teachers during the Ottoman Empire). In his PhD theses he tries to examine the above mentioned questions. N. Katsiavrias considers that the texts of St Gregory Palamas, archbishop of Thessaloniki during the fourteenth century, are crucial in order than these questions be answered. Palamas’ texts came out from a crisis – the Hesychasm quarrel.