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Gregory Palamas and the Making of Palamism in the Modern Age

Norman Russell


‘Palamism’ is not a neutral term. It was devised in the early twentieth century by a Roman Catholic scholar, Martin Jugie, to indicate a system of thought developed in the fourteenth century by Gregory Palamas and validated by several Orthodox Church councils that Jugie considered erroneous and therefore indicative of the fallibility of Orthodox teaching. In opposition to Jugie, Orthodox scholars, principally John Meyendorff, proposed a different interpretation of Palamism that in many ways was just as ideologically motivated. The first part of this book examines the debates generated by Meyen ... More

Keywords: deification, development of doctrine, divine–human communion, essence and energies, grace, immanence, Palamism, symbols, transcendence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199644643
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199644643.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Norman Russell, author
Honorary Research Fellow, St Stephen's House, University of Oxford