Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, Ecotheology Issue 7 July 1999

The End of Matter: Some Ecojustice Principles in the Neo-Patristic Vision

Duncan Reid
Issued Date: 4 Mar 2007


At the end of the nineteenth century there was fascination abroad among Russian intellectuals for all things Western, including Western European religious thought. A recent commentator, David Bethea, gives this reason for the fascination. In reference to the ascendant ultramontane Roman Catholicism of the day, he writes: ‘The ascetic, flesh-despising aspects of Catholicism were bound to appeal—by their very novelty—to an Orthodox tradition that viewed matter as spirit-bearing.’

DOI: 10.1558/ecotheology.v4i1.1786


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