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Paradigms and the focus of the fathers

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#1 Rick H.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:26 PM

I find myself wondering today about the focus of the fathers in their writings that we have to refer to in our present day.

Specifically, I am wondering about such things as a wider view of life--in terms of writing that we have about such things as are common to all men--like one's world view or one's own personal paradigm.

I understand that they would not have used these terms in their day anymore than they would have used terms like post-modernity. But, I wonder if writings about paradigms exist.

Possibly, this is not the case because the focus of Orthodox fathers would be Orthodoxy in particular and not things that might be considered to be in the fields of anthropology or sociology in general.

Or, possibly, these things are considered abstract thinking and would be intentionally avoided.

I don't know. But, for those who find themselves considering such models, I wonder if there are any reference points in the writings of the fathers? Or, maybe this is just outside of their focus

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