Lecture 2: Vision and the Avant-garde Cult of Vision
The likening of movie images to the reality of vision — what consequences does it lead to? The influence of one-point perspective on the conventions of creating images in the Modern age. The concept of vision and the establishment of a ‘world map’.
The second lecture from the cycle of meetings The Teachings of the Church Fathers with the patrologist Vadim Lurie is devoted to the Christian theology of the 2nd — considered the “darkest” — century AD. At that time, Christian thought had moved far away from the theology of the 1st century, but it had not yet used the language of Greek philosophy as confidently as it became customary in the 3rd century. The history of Christian theology of that era is poorly traced by modern scientific methods and raises more questions than answers.
Lecture 3: The Inception of Christian Monasticism (4th – 5th centuries)
Monasticism as a special institution has been documented since the 320s. According to indirect data, it can be assumed that it appeared at the end of the 3rd century. However, according to the author of the lecture, patrologist Vadim Lurie, the prototype of monasticism could be seen in earlier teachings. The third lecture of the cycle The Teachings of the Church Fathers is about the ideals of monastic life and monasticism as an institution.