Explaining Natural Contemplation

Mona Vale Headlands

In this short video, Doru Costache explains the method of natural contemplation he gleaned from the writings of Saint Clement of Alexandria (d. ca 215). The method entails three stages, description/analysis, interpretation, and vision. He addresses aspects of this method in a range of journal articles and book chapters (check out his academia.edu profile), and more fully in his monograph, Humankind and the Cosmos: Early Christian Representations (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2021).

Recorded on 3 November 2021 at Mona Vale Headlands NSW Australia. The explanation begins at min. 2:37.

3 November 2021 © AIOCS

A related post and a conference paper in which the author describes Saint Clement’s method in greater detail

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