Muzeul Județean „Aurelian Sacerdoțeanu”, Vâlcea
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3 / 2018
„The Window of the Soul” in the Theological Thought of Father Gheorghe I. Petre-Govora (1910-2012)
The aim of this scientific article is to analyze the concept of the „window of the soul” and the idea of the soul in the vision of the priest and archaeologist Gheorghe-Petre Govora. The first step of this theoretical approach is the analysis of the concept of „window of the soul” from the viewpoint of the funeral traditions outlined by PetreGovora following archaeological discoveries. The second step is the analysis of the Petre-Govora concept of the soul by referring to the philosophical and theological teachings on this issue. At the end of this article, the argument about the immortality of the soul, which represents the test stone of the harmony between the philosophical and the theological conception of the idea of the indestructibility of the spiritual substance, is analyzed.
Keywords: modern Romanian theology, Christian metaphysics, „window of the soul”, soul of man, ritual, funeral traditions.