Name: Manuela Anton
Citation Recommendation: ANTON, Manuela. ‟On the hexaemeral representation of the world: Homiliae in Hexameron of Basil of Caesarea in the Romanian manuscript tradition of the eighteenth century”. Synthesis, no. XXXVI, 2010, pp. 33-37.
Title: ON THE HEXAEMERAL REPRESENTATION OF THE WORLD:
HOMILIAE IN HEXAEMERON OF BASIL OF CAESAREA IN THE ROMANIAN MANUSCRIPT TRADITION OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
In the early Christian cultural and literary system the natural world was represented as a creation of God. Any attempt to investigate it meant to reveal the work of the Creator thus glorifying Him. At the same time, the contemplation of the display of the creation’s magnificence has opened the path not only to the explanation of theological truths, but also to the formulation of the Christian ethical principles. In this way, for example, the characteristics and habits of the animals of waters and of those living on earth, of the reptiles and of the flying birds gave an opportunity to discuss about the human action and behaviour in regard to God and to fellow men.