Human freedom in Сhrist and without Сhrist

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Abstract

The article gives a complete picture of human freedom understanding in faith and in the Fathers of the Church. The author notes that the Christian Orthodox anthropology clearly differentiates individual or personal freedom and natural freedom. Author examines the interdependence of freedom and responsibility, freedom and love, the discrepancy between freedom and choice; he also clarifies the relation-ships of freedom and faith, freedom and grace.

General Information

Keywords: anthropology, theology, philosophy, freedom, will, choice, responsibility

Journal rubric: Philosophy, Anthropology, Culture

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Leonov V.A. Human freedom in Сhrist and without Сhrist. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2010. Vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 110–121. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Vadim A. Leonov, PhD in Theology, Candidate of Theology, Associate Professor of General pedagogy, faculty of pedagogy, Orthodox St. Tikhon's Humanitarian University (PSHU), associate Professor of Sretensky theological Seminary, cleric of Patriarchal parishes in Zaryadye, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: posad@inbox.ru

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