Philokalia is a collection of spiritual edification texts compiled by Sts Makarius of Korinth and Nikodemus the Hagiorite (first publication: Venice, 1782; started being published in Romanian in 1946). The collection, which is still used today in private and in public readings, especially during communal gatherings in Orthodox Christian Monasteries, is of specific interest to philosophers not only because it relates to some of the key texts in Orthodox Patristic literature on the soul, the heart and the unification of body and soul, but also because it illuminates key metaphysical issues in Orthodox Philosophy of Religion, such as the nature of divine energeiai and how they differ from ancient Greek and medieval concepts of illumination and union with God.
This special issue will be edited by a committee of specialists in the field led by Professor Viorel Vizureanu (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucarest, Romania), Professor Dan Chitoiu (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Iasi, Romania) and Dr. C. Athanasopoulos (Open University, UK). Contacts: Professor Vizureanu (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr C. Athanasopoulos (email@example.com) Deadlines: Send a short CV (of no more than 150 words) and an abstract (of no more than 300 words) of your contribution by April 1st, 2020 (extended deadline).
Full papers (of no more than 12,000 words) are due by 30.11.2020.