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The Philosophical Concept of Orientation Compared with the History of Religious Orientation in the First Four Centuries of Christianity: An Interdisciplinary Study

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    0544967 - FLÚ 2022 RIV CZ eng J - Journal Article
    Hoblík, Jiří
    The Philosophical Concept of Orientation Compared with the History of Religious Orientation in the First Four Centuries of Christianity: An Interdisciplinary Study.
    Communio Viatorum. Roč. 62, č. 3 (2020), s. 280-302. ISSN 0010-3713
    R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA19-02741S
    Institutional support: RVO:67985955
    Keywords : Orientation * Philosophy of Orientation * Philosophy of Religion * Orientation in Early Christianity
    OECD category: Philosophy, History and Philosophy of science and technology
    Method of publishing: Metadata only

    This paper compares the concept of religious orientation, especially as developed by Christianity in the first four centuries of its history, with the concepts of Immanuel Kant, Karl Jaspers and Ingolf U. Dalferth. Despite the uncertain connection between the history of religion and the history of philosophy, some analogies between the religious and philosophical concepts can be demonstrated. The idea of “orientation” in its everyday sense (“to be oriented in something/somewhere”) turns out to be historically secondary to religious orientation as conceived in terms of aiming towards a symbolic reference point, which is represented in Christianity by the sun phenomenon as a symbol of Christ/God. Thus far under-researched in the religious context, Kant’s idea of “orientation in thinking” can be applied in terms of the search for orientation in religious thinking.
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