Eternal Values and the Constantly Changing World

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David Muskhelishvili, PhD – Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Academician, Member of Georgian Academy of Sciences, Georgia

Series: Religion and Society
BISAC: REL049000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/TGMA0134

This book is a collection of the reports read at the scientific symposium, “Eternal Values and the Constantly Changing World,” which was held in Tbilisi on February 16-17, 2023. This event commemorated the 45th anniversary of the enthronement and the 90th anniversary of the birth of His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, Archbishop of Mtskheta-Tbilisi, Metropolitan of Bichvinta and Tskhum-Abkhazeti, Ilia II.

Three sections at the symposium were:

I. Eternal values and education
II. Eternal values and culture
III. Eternal values and society

Theologians, scientists, and clerics from Austria, Azerbaijan, the USA, Belarus, Germany, Israel, Liechtenstein, Poland, Romania, Greece, and Armenia all took part in the symposium.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Opening Speeches

Great Patriarch Is 90 Years Old
Roin Metreveli
Vice-President of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Georgia

Eternal Values in Hostile Cultures
Elmar Kuhn
Austria

“Entertained Angels Unawares” (Hebrews 13, 2)

Robert Scudieri
Reverend, Doctor, Naples, Florida, USA

Khevi – The Source of the Mystical Visions of Ilia Martali (Ilia the Righteous)
Avtandil Arabuli
Doctor of Philological Sciences, Academician, Georgia

Paradigm Shift in Philosophy and Global Education Reforms
Irakli Brachuli
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Rector of the Georgian University of St. Andrew the First-Called, Patriarchate of Georgia

St. Grigol Khantsteli and Giorgi Merchule – Ecclesiastical Figures Focused on Eternal Spiritual Values
Nestan Sulava
Doctor of Philology, Professor, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Samtskhe-Javakheti State University, Georgia

Educational Centres in Georgia – Tradition and Innovation
Eka Dughashvili, PhD
Chief Research Scientist, Department of Codicology and Textology, Korneli Kekelidze Georgian National Centre of Manuscripts, Associate Professor, St. Andrew the First Called University of The Patriarchate of Georgia

“Christ Is Everything” (Saint Porphyrios the Kafsokalyvite Theology of How The Contemporary Man Should Approach Christ)
Elder Patapios the Kafsokalyvite¹ and Gabriel-Victor Bâclea²
¹PhD in Theology, MA in Christian Culture, BSc Economics, Librarian of St. Trinity Skete on Mount Athos, Greece
²PhD Student, Faculty of Orthodox Theology at “1 Decembrie 1918” University, Alba Iulia, Romania, MA in Religious Studies, BSc in Theology

Bringing Up by History
Alexander Daushvil
Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Georgia

Walking the Royal Path in the Twenty-first Century
Bishop Gerasim of Fort Worth
Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of the South, Orthodox Church in America, Dallas, Texas, USA

The Question of Values in the Epistles of the Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia Ilia II
Daniel Datuashvili
Metropolitan of Chiatura and Sachkhere, Georgia

Education Is the Best Way to Prevent Violence (on the example of the principles of teaching native literature at the Givi Zaldastanishvili American Academy in Tbilisi)
Nino Ghambashidze
New Vision University, Associate Professor, Georgia

The Human Phenomenon in Philosophical-Theological Discourse
Demur Jalaghonia
Tbilisi State University, Head of the Institute of Philosophy, Georgia

How Christianity Leads to Freedom and Flourishing
Daniel von Wachter
Liechtenstein/Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Thanksgiving as Eternal Value and a Determinant of Orthodox Singing Practice (The Problem of Its Archetype)
Larissa Gustova-Runtso
Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts, Professor of the Department of Theory and History of Art, Centre for Research of Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Senior Researcher Doctor of Art History, Professor

Revelation, Lasting Values, and Changing Cultures
Hans-Joachim Hahn
Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, Germany

Eternal Values in Christian Art: The Seventh Century Sinai Icon of Enthroned Christ and the Modern Georgian Icon of  the All-HolyTrinity
Nana Burchuladze
University of Georgia, Tamaz Beradze Institute of Georgian Studies

Eternal Values in Corporate Culture in the Constantly Changing World
Dmitry Runtso
Bachelor of Theology, Alumnus of the PhD Programme (Researcher) of the Faculty of Economics of the Department of International Management of Belarusian State University, Tutor online

The Contribution of the Alaverdi Monastery to the Preservation and Revival of a Traditional Branch of Georgian Agriculture
Medea Burduli
Doctor of History, Associate Professor at Samtskhe-Javakheti University, Georgia

An Example of the Preservation of Eternal Values in a Changing World in The Knight in the Panther’s Skin
Nicholas Pachuashvili
Metropolitan of Akhalkalaki and Kumurdo and Kari, Georgia

Peculiarities of the Georgian Bible
Parmen Margvelashvili
“Rustaveli Committee” of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia, Chief Scientific Officer, Professor, Georgia

Synaxaric Chants in Georgian Church Chanting Practice (in the context of the Georgian translation of the versified calendar of Christopher of Mytilene)
Magda Sukhiashvili
Doctor of Art, Georgia

Eternal Values in the Thought of Iacob Gogebashvili
Eldar Bubulashvili
Doctor of History, Professor, Georgia

Christian Values and Culture
Teimuraz Buadze,
PhD of Theology, Professor at Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani University, Faculty of Theology, Professor at Tbilisi Theological Academy and Seminary, Georgia

The Revival of Tradition in Georgian Icon Painting
Tea Intskirveli
PhD of Theology, Master’s Academic Degree with a Major in the Art History and Theory, Georgia)

In the Image and Similarity (Essay on the essence of art)
Henryk Paprocki
University of Bialystok, Emeritus Poland

The Change in Values in Germany as a Cautionary Example
Christian Frei
PhD of Theology, Professor, Germany

Eternal Values, Education, and Morality in the Context of Political Culture
Manana Gabashvili
Doctor of History, Senior Research Fellow, Georgia

What Happens to Our Values and Worldview in the Post-epoch?
Archimandrite Adam (Vakhtang Akhaladze)
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Georgia

Law and Religion in a Post-Secular Society
Giorgi Khubua
Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Professor, Germany

Can a Christian Agree with the “Modern Values” of Modernity about Abortion and Homosexuality?
Eirini Artemi
Post-Docs, PhD and MA of Theology, Hellenic Open University, Greece

Interrelation of Eternal Values and National Spiritual Values in the Experience of Azerbaijan
Eynulla Madatli
Executive Director of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Baku, Azerbaijan

Moral Values in the Paradigm of Moral Education: Challenges and Difficulties
Anastasia Zakariadze
Habilitated Doctor of Philosophy, TSU, Georgia

What Is Happening Where We Have Ended Up?
Zaza Piralishvili
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Chief Researcher at the Apollon Kutateladze Tbilisi Academy of Arts

Transformation of Values and Family in 21st Century Georgia
Lela Menabdishvili
Researcher of the Institute of Demography and Sociology, Ilia State University, Doctor of Economics, Georgia

The Institution of Marriage and Its Fundamental Legal Principles Articulated by Roman and Christian Law
Cătălina Mititelu
Ovidius University of Constanţa, Romania

Some Problems of Education in the Conditions of Transformation of Values
Avtandil Asatiani
Doctor of Education, Tech University of Georgia

National Values and Law
Beka Kantaria
PhD in Law, Head of the Scientific-Research Institute of Constitutional Democracy, Caucasus International University, Georgia

“Man” and His Right to Freedom According to the Sacred Texts of the “Great Religions” and of Roman Law
Nicolae V. Dură
Professor Emeritus, Academy of Romanian Scientists, Romania; Georgian National Academy of Sciences

Ethical Norms of the Bible (Torah)
Shalva Tsitsuashvili
Doctor of History, Professor, Israel

The Role of the Motherland in My Life
Lev Bardan (Levan Bardanashvili)
Ashkelon Municipality, Head of Absorption Department, Representative of the Israeli Council in Transcaucasia, public figure, Israel

Address of the Participants of the International Symposium – “Eternal Values and  the Constantly Changing World” – To Society

Index

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