November 27, 2007
A report at the conference in Saint-Petersburg: “About the religious foundations of culture”
Lega V. made a report at the conference “Religious and philosophical conceptions about man, society and universe in the science, education, politics and law” held in Saint-Petrsburg. He showed that the religion is a base of culture
Lega V. gave an interview which was published at the site “Orthodoxy and the world”. The interview was devoted to the issues of man’s freedoml.
At the conference held in Kazhan on Lega V. made a report in which he analyzed reasons for the growing interest in the magic. He pointed out Church Fathers’ attitude to the magic, revealing its antichristian nature. One of the main reasons for the interest in the magic is religious and scientific illiteracy.
October 30-31, 2007
A report at the conference “Science. Philosophy. Religion” held in Dubna
Lega V. made a report at the conference “ Science. Philosophy. Religion.” held in Dubna. He showed that it is Christianity that gives freedom to people. Whereas an apparent contradistinction of freedom and divine decree is caused by a wrong and over-rationalistic attitude to this problem.
October 25 2007.
A television talk show
Lega V. took part in a television talk show on dedicated to dispute concerning such para- and pseudo- scientific phenomena as magic and astrology. Together with two physicists Lega V. argued that magic and astrology have nothing to do with science, they parasitize on some features of the true scientific knowledge and on religious ignorance of magicians and astrologists as well as the consumers of their services. Besides, Lega’s main argument was that it is extremely dangerous to resort to services of such pseudo-scientists.
October 11, 2007.
A report entitled “Brilliantov A.I. on the difference between Eastern and Western perception of the faith” at the Philosophy workshop of the 18th annual theological conference, held in St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University.
The author outlines the concept of the Russian philosopher and theologian Brilliantov A. I. (1867-1933) on the difference between Eastern and Western perception of the faith, the former is considered to be psychological and the latter – ontological. Taking into consideration the teachings of such prominent Western theologians as Martin Luther and Thomas Aquinas the author shows that Brilliantov comprehended this distinctive feature of the Western religious thinking, though his analysis of faith was based on St. Augustin’s teaching only.
Lega V. gave an interview which was published at the site “Orthodoxy and the world”. The interview was devoted to the issues of reasons for the existence of evil.
September 6, 2007
The interview in radio “Liberty”
The interview with Lega V. was broadcast by radio “Liberty”. In his interview he pointed out the main issues of Christian apologetics and gave answers to a lot of questions coming from the listeners about the correlation of science to Christianity.
In his interview Lega V. gives a reply to the open letter written by ten Russian academicians. In their letter addressed to President Putin they say that the subject called Fundamentals of Orthodox culture mustn’t be taught at secondary schools and graduates can’t get a degree in Theology as the academicians deny that Theology is a science. In his reply the author shows that Theology has enough criteria appropriate of science as long as we don’t consider Physics or Mathematics. Theology in its essence stands nearer to Philosophy, History and other Humanities. Furthermore, Lega V. reveals the fallacy of the opinion shared by academicians about the hostility of Christianity to science.
Lega V. took part in the discussion of the encyclopedic dictionary “Religious studies” held at the Department of Philosophy of MSU. He analyzed in detail some drawbacks of the dictionary. At the same time he pointed out a high scientific level of many articles of the dictionary. Lega V. Revealed the examples of antichristian and even atheist approach to religious phenomena.
February 17, 2007.
A report in the Institute of Philosophy: “What is faith?”
Apostle Paul’s and Church Fathers’ teachings on the essence of the faith and its relationship to knowledge.
Church Fathers mentioned various aspects of faith, pointing out that there are two types of faith: faith arising from hearing and faith due to God’s grace. The former depends on an individual’s free will, and the latter is God’s gift, which brings a human being back to their natural state.