THE MEANING OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN GENNADIOS II SCHOLARIOS’S WORK ‘THE EVANGELICAL LAW’ (ΝΌΜΌΣ ΕὐΑΓΓΕΛΙΚΌΣ)
Abstract: Gennadios II Scholarios, Patriarch of Constantinople, was an outstanding figure in the 15th century who influenced the religious and political life of the Imperial Capital. Numbered in the literary production of Gennadios is the work entitled Concerning the worship of God first or the evangelical law in summary, written by the patriarch in the year 1458 at the Monastery of the Honourable Forerunner in Serres on Mount Monoikeion. In the present study, prompted by what has been written in the Evangelical Law, we engaged in the selection of quotations from the whole of his literary production, concerning the theme -the righteousness- being discussed in the aforementioned work with the goal of examining, more fully if possible, his teaching and positions on the particular Christian meaning. In a separate chapter of the Evangelical Law, but also sporadically in the aforementioned work as well as in the whole of his work, the patriarch discusses the topic of the virtue of justice in its social as well as spiritual aspects
Authors: Lamprou, Soultana D.
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2021, vol.: 14, issue: 2, pages: 71-83 (PDF file)
Keywords: GENNADIOS II SCHOLARIOS, CONSTANTINOPLE, MONASTERY OF THE HONOURABLE FORERUNNER IN SERRES, SIMONIDA ASANINA, “EVANGELICAL LAW”, RIGHTEOUSNESS, VIRTUE OF JUSTICE