‘The Themes of Light and Dark in the Greek Fathers’, in Void and Fullness
in the Buddhist, Hindu and Christian Traditions. Bäumer, B. and Dupuche J. (eds.) Delhi, D.K. Printworld, 2005. pp.171-186.
From the introduction:
It would seem more natural, therefore, to develop a short study on the terms ‘light’ and ‘darkness’, which provide the same paradoxical contrast as the terms ‘fullness’ and ‘void’. The term pleroma will be understood to refer to the Reality, which the paradox intimates.
The paper will look at three writers in particular, Gregory of Nyssa who stands at the head of the mystical tradition of both the Greek and Latin Churches; Pseudo Dionysius who develops the apophatic tradition; and Gregory Palamas who is the last of the great Greek Doctors of the Church.
Rev. Dr. John Dupuche is a Roman Catholic Priest, a senior lecturer at MCD University of Divinity, and Honorary Fellow at Australian Catholic University. His doctorate is in Sanskrit in the field of Kashmir Shaivism. He is chair of the Catholic Interfaith Committee of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and has established a pastoral relationship with the parishes of Lilydale and Healesville. He is the author of 'Abhinavagupta: the Kula Ritual as elaborated in chapter 29 of the Tantraloka', 2003; 'Jesus, the Mantra of God', 2005; 'Vers un tantra chrétien' in 2009; translated as 'Towards a Christian Tantra' in 2009. He has written many articles. He travels to India each year. He lives in an interfaith ashram.
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