The Church Slavonic alphabet as the divine mystery

The Church Slavonic alphabet as the divine mystery

Religion and language in post–Soviet Russia / Brian P. Bennett.   If it is not an oxymoron, a kind of quotidian mysticism infonns ecclesiastical literature on Church Slavonic. The notion of some kind of”secret” or “mystery” hidden within the script is found frequently in catechetical materials. According to one abecedarium, the letters of the Slavonic alphabet are not mere neutral tools; rather, their names and fonns convey infonnation about the structure of the universe (Shumskikh…

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