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作者 Patitsas, Timothy G
書名 The King returns to His city: An interpretation of the Great Week and Bright Week cycle of the Orthodox Church (Jane Jacobs)
國際標準書號 0496322457
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說明 520 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 64-03, Section: A, page: 0953
Director: Robin Darling Young
Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Catholic University of America, 2003
This dissertation treats the Great Week and Bright Week ritual cycle (the hymns and services of the two weeks preceding and following Pascha, or Easter) as both the result of, and the chief matrix for, self-organizing processes within the Eastern Orthodox Church. It also argues that cities and macroeconomies as described by the economic theorist Jane Jacobs are intrinsically liturgical, in that they subsist through cycles of risk and sacrifice, uncertainty and information, and investment and return; utilize time as a raw material; are propelled by emotions of love and wonder; and contribute to the differentiation-through-interdependence of the human person. The problem posed is whether the lessons about proper liturgy taught in Orthodox Great Week are therefore applicable by analogy to the functioning of secular economies and urban form. A close reading of the Patriarchal Greek text of the liturgical cycle yields insights regarding the procession of the Holy Spirit, the salvific acts of Jesus Christ and their echo in his Mother's stance at the Cross, the lost meaning of the Great Saturday Lamentations, Christian soteriology, and gender. A summation of Jane Jacobs' attempt to re-found macroeconomic science through the application of the principles of complexity follows, in which the obvious liturgical analogies to economic morphology are presented. The result is the postulation of a "Liturgical Political Science" and a "Liturgical Economics" that could reconcile tradition with both good government and with development, and thus be of use to an Orthodox Christian, or any other, society confronting the secular sacrificial irregularities implied in globalization. This reconciliation holds both on a broad morphological level, as described above, and spiritually, since the economic actor trained by liturgy to discern wisdom and power even in unassuming guises can become the foundation of economic prosperity. Finally, the identity of liturgies with cities and macroeconomies, since according to Jacobs these are also problems in organized complexity, effectively reconciles Enlightenment science with religion; in both, organisms emerge from the abyss by mastering cycles of "death and life."
School code: 0043
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 64-03A
主題 Theology
Economics, Theory
Political Science, General
Alt Author The Catholic University of America
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