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Valery V. Petroff

 

Valery V. Petroff        

Academic Degrees

 

DSc in Philosophy

 

Ph.D. in Philosophy

 

M.A. in Medieval Studies

 

 

Doctor of Science Dissertation: «The Teaching of Maximus the Confessor in the Context of Late Ancient and Early Medieval Philosophy and Theology» (Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2008)  

 

 

Ph.D. Dissertation: «Nature in the Teaching of John Scottus» (Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1997) 

 

 

M.A. Thesis: «Aulae sidereae - the World by Eriugena» (Central European University, Mediaeval Department, Budapest, 1996)

 

Field of Studies 

 

Late Ancient and Early Medieval Philosophy and  Theology, History of Ideas. 

 

 

Positions

 

Head of the Department of Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science (Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences)

 

 

Director of the Center for Ancient and Mediaeval Philosophy and Science (Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences)

 

 

Teaching

 

1992–2000: International Slavic Institute (Department of the Humanities) 

 

2000–2006: State Academic University for the Humanities (Philosophy Department) 

 

2003–2009: St Thomas’ Institute of Philosophy, Theology, and History 

 

2010-2011: The Sts Cyril and Methodius Graduate and Doctoral School (Department of Theology)

 

 

Courses Taught:

  • «Carolingian Intellectual Culture» 
  • «Intellectual Culture from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages» 
  • «Early Medieval Ireland» 
  • «The Cult of the Saints in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages» 
  • «The Beginnings of Christian Philosophy (Patrology)» 
  • «Christian Theology» 
  • «The Recetpion of Ancient Philosophy in Patristics»

 

 

  

Publications

 

 

 

Bibliography >>

  

Books:

  • John Scottus Eriugena. Homily on the Prologue to St Johns Gospel. Introduction, Russian translation and notes by Valery V. Petroff (Moscow: Museum Graeco-Latinum, 1995), 352 p.

 

  • Maximus the Confessor: Ontology and Method in the 7th Century Byzantine Philosophy (Moscow: Insitute of Philosophyof the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2007), 200 p. 

 

 

Recent Publications (in Russian):

 

      2007

  • «The logos of being in Maximus the Confessor: Some Hermeneutical Problems», Philosophical Sciences 9 (2007), p. 112-128.

 

  • «Maximus the Confessor’s Ambiguum ad Iohannem XXXVI (PG 91, 1304D–1316A) in the Context of the Earlier Philosopical and Theological Tradition», 17th  Annual Theological Conference of St Tikhon’s Orthodox University. Vol. 1 (Moscow: St Tikhon’s University Press, 2007), p. 99–109.

 

  • «Soul’s Subtle Body in the Eschatology of Origen and Didymus the Blind», Eschatological Doctrine of the Church: Proceedings of the Theological Conference of the Russian Orthodox Church. Moscow, November 14-17, 2005 (Moscow: Synodal Theological Comission, 2007), p. 266-278.

 

  • «The Cognitive Faculties and the Hierarchy of Being in the Philosophy of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages», Puncta 1-2 (2007), p. 22-39.

 

      2008

  • «Ontological System of Maximus the Confessor: the Transformation of Ancient Philosophical Paradigm», Philosophical Issues 2 (2008), p. 161-166.

 

 

  • «Eucharist in the Corpus Areopagiticum and in St Maximus the Confessor» [a section of the article «Eucharist» by several authors], in: Orthodox Encyclopedia. Vol. 17 (Moscow, 2008), p. 600-604 [533-696].

 

 

 

 

  • «John Scott Eriugena», Great Russian Encyclopedia, vol. 11 (М., 2008), p. 527-528.

 

      2009

 

  • «Kithara and Psaltery in the Symbolical Organology of Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages», History of Philosophy Yearbook 2008 (Moscow: Nauka, 2009), p. 27-51.

 

  • «The Eucharistic Mystagogy in the Corpus Areopagiticum and in St Maximus the Confessor», Orthodox Teaching on the Sacraments of the Church. Vth International Theological Conference of the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow , 13–16 November 2007). Vol. 3 (Moscow:The Synodal Biblical-Theological Commission of the Russian Orthodox Church, 2009), p. 317-331.

 

      2010

  • «Epilogue of John Scottus’ Aulae sidereae (vv. 72-101) and the Earlier Poetic Tradition», Intellectual Traditions of Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Studies and Translations), ed. by Maya S. Petrova (Moscow: Krugh, 2010), p. 465-483.

 

  • «Kinnor, Cithara, Psaltery in Iconography and Texts: to the Interpretation of an Anglo-Saxon Gloss», Intellectual Traditions of Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Studies and Translations), ed. by Maya S. Petrova (Moscow: Krugh, 2010), p. 589-714.

 

 

  • «Anagogic Rays of the Good: the Sun in the Platonism of Late Antiquity and the Corpus Areopagiticum», History of Philosophy Yearbook 2009 (Moscow: Center for Humanitarian Initiatives, 2010), p. 112-139.

 

  • «The Real Symbol in the Neoplatonism and in the Christian Tradition (in the Corpus Areopagiticum and in Karl Rahner)», Bulletin of St Tikhons Orthodox University. Series I: Theology. Philosophy 3 [31] (2010), p. 36-52.

 

 

      2011

 

  • «Symbol and the Sacred Action in the Later Neoplatonism and the Corpus Areopagiticum», Theological Works (2010) (in print).

 

 

 

e-mail: CAMPaS.IPh@gmail.com