'On the Beliefs of the Greeks': Leo Allatios and Popular Orthodoxy

Forsideomslag
Karen Hartnup
BRILL, 1. jan. 2004 - 370 sider
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This book deals with popular Orthodoxy during the Byzantine and Ottoman periods, approaching the material from a historical and anthropological perspective. The discussion takes as its starting point a letter of Leo Allatios, the seventeenth-century author and scriptor of the Vatican Library. The early chapters of the book focus on Allatios and the western intellectual background in which the work was written, while later chapters consider popular beliefs and practices surrounding childstealing demons, revenants, spirits of place and popular healing. This book provides the first detailed treatment of a major source for post Byzantine popular Orthodoxy, offering valuable insights into the relationships between laity and clergy, Orthodoxy and Catholicism, religion and natural philosophy during the seventeenth century.
 

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Indhold

Introduction
1
Approaching Orthodox Popular Religion
4
The Problems of Mediating between Traditions
12
A Model for the Investigation of Orthodox Popular Religion
23
The Sources for Orthodox Popular Religion
27
The Text
28
Sources Contained in the De Graecorum hodie quorundam opinationibus
33
Other Sources for the Investigation of Popular Orthodoxy in the Early Modern Period
42
Problems Surrounding Orthodox Marriage in the Seventeenth Century
162
The Vrykolakas
173
The Vrykolakas
178
Ecclesiastical Approaches to the Vrykolakas
180
The Popular Approach to the Vrykolakas
185
The Tympaniaios
199
The Tympaniaios and the Doctrine of Purgatory
205
the Orthodox Perspective
208

Nomokanones
43
Professions of Faith and Greek Writings on the State of the Church
45
Western Travellers
46
Folklore
51
Leo Allatios His Life and Influences
53
Intellectual Influences
64
Ecumenism
68
Medicine and Neoplatonic Philosophy
74
The Gello and Popular Religion
85
The Nature of the Gello
88
The Gello and the Church
90
The Gello and Iconoclasm
92
Protection against the Gello
95
The Gello and Baptism
105
The Gello and the Power of Baptism
107
Allatios Understanding of the Relationship between the Gello and Baptism
110
The Ambiguous Position of the NewBorn Child
116
Birth and Pollution
119
Birth Baptism and the Transitional Period
123
The Gello and Marriage
132
Popular Beliefs and Practices Surrounding Marriage
138
Gelloudes Nereides and the Female Nature
139
The Gello and the Destructive Force of Envy
146
The Gello Envy and Marital Status
149
Witchcraft and Allatios Understanding of the Gello
158
Developments Affecting the Orthodox Interpretation of the Tympaniaios
212
The Orthodox Laity and the Catholic Church
216
The Tympaniaios and the Jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church
218
The Tympaniaios and the Vrykolakas
226
Allatios Interpretation of the Orthodox Revenants
233
Allatios and Popular Healing
237
Demons and Disease
238
Popular Unction in the De opinationibus
240
The Orthodox Sacrament of Unction
243
The Relationship between the Orthodox Sacrament of Unction and Popular Practice
248
Allatios and Popular Practices
254
Allatios Own Experience
265
Allatios and the Stoicheion
271
Allatios Text and its Medical Context
274
The Neoplatonic Outlook of Allatios
282
Neoplatonism in the West
291
Neoplatonism and the De Graecorum hodie quorundam opinationibus
295
Conclusion
307
Allatios Approach to Popular Religion
308
Allatios and the Relationship between Popular and Official Orthodoxy
315
The De Opinationibus and Wider Scholarship
322
Conspectus of Sources
325
Bibliography
333
Index
357
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Side 337 - Some Account of the present Greek Church, with Reflections on their present Doctrine and Discipline ; particularly in the Eucharist, and the Rest of their Seven pretended Sacraments, compared with Jac.
Side 346 - Edition, To which is now added an Account of the Author's Journey to the Banks of Euphrates at Beer, and to the Country of Mesopotamia.

Om forfatteren (2004)

Karen Hartnup, Ph.D. (2000) in History, University of Edinburgh researches into popular Orthodoxy and the relationship between Orthodoxy and Catholicism in the Byzantine and post Byzantine periods.

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