Aleksandr Michaylovich Prilutskiy PhD in philosophy, professor, The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Moika Embankment, dom 48, korpus 20a, St. Petersburg, Russia, 191186)
Prilutskiy A. M. Dissertation “Doctrine of matter from sacramental and anthropological in writings of theologians of the Alexandrian school, Great Cappadocians and Maximus the Confessor” by Kirill Zinkovskii, Religiya. Tserkov’. Obshchestvo. Issledovaniya i publikatsii po teologii i religii [Religion. Church. Society: Research and publications in the field of theology and religious studies], Saint-Petersburg, 2015, vol. 4, pp. 337–340.
May 12, 2015 at the dissertation council of Church-wide post-graduate school hieromonk Methodius defended his doctoral dissertation, titled “Sacramental and anthropological aspects of substance in the writings of theologians of the Alexandrian school, Great Cappadocians and Maximus the Confessor”. This review is based upon the opponent report during the defense of this dissertation. The author analyzes structure and content of the research. The concepts of the Church Fathers of the substance ontological status seem to be especially relevant today, as they allow to interpret questions of modern natural science on philosophical and theological level. The reviewer gives a high assessment of the thesis, though expressing some remarks about certain terms and their usage.