This article examines how the concept of Bishop Feofan on grace and pure love and the anthropology of Saint Augustine relate to one other. The author explores an aspect of the theology of Feofan which has until now never been studied - his anthropology based on the Philokalia - and goes on to examine how this relates to the theology expounded by Saint Augustine. The author concludes that both Feofan and Augustine are similar in that both base themselves on the essential imperfection in human nature, on the utter depravity of man, and on the irresistible power of God’s grace. On the other hand, they differ on their views regarding human freedom.
SAINT THEOPHANE THE RECLUSE, SAINT PAISY VELICHKOVSKY, SAINT AUGUSTINE, PHILOKALIA, ANTHROPOLOGY, FREEDOM, GRACE, SOUL, MAN, FALL OF MAN, CHRISTIAN PSYCHOLOGY