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Christian Worldview: Understandings from St Basil the Great


This article explores aspects pertaining to St Basil`s contributions to the Christian worldview or cosmology. Less researched in recent times, at least from this viewpoint Basilian thinking can surprise contemporary readers by its fresh and balanced approach. In fact, it offers solutions to current interests, in the way that it bridges the scientific and theological worldviews, and depicts a universe full of divine presence and meaning. The analysis proceeds by discussing St Basil`s contributions to science and theology, followed by his vision of the cosmos as a theological school, and finally his vision of the world as a synergetic framework where divine and cosmic energies creatively interact.

Keywords: St. Basil the Great, cosmology, science, theology, world, energy