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Title: The Epistemological Contours of Florovsky's Neopatristic Theology
Author(s): GAVRILYUK, Paul L.
Journal: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume: 69 Issue: 1-4 Date: 2017
This paper explores the epistemological insights scattered through Georges Florovsky’s (1893-1979) considerable scholarly corpus. The author systematizes Florovsky’s account of theological norms and sources, including divine revelation, ecclesial experience, Scripture and tradition. He observes that Florovsky’s epistemological reflections were much stimulated by Aleksei Khomiakov (1804-1860) and proposes that Florovsky’s account of religious knowledge was a form of social epistemology which could be described as the ecclesial epistemology of catholic transformation. While underdeveloped, this epistemological vision is a backbone of Florovsky’s neopatristic synthesis.