Philosophical and theological doctrine of the “inner man” of St. Luka (Voyno-Yasenetsky)

Keywords: St. Luka (Voyno-Yasenetsky), inner man, spirit, soul, cordocentrism, body


The article analyzes the philosophical and theological teaching of St. Luka Voino-Yasenetsky on a person as a triune psychosomatic organism that constitutes an organic whole in the vertical of submission: the body (integrity, which includes all organs, systems) - the soul (as a combination of organic and sensory perceptions, traces of memories, thoughts, feelings,acts) - the spirit (as a smart, strong-willed, life-giving principle), in its internal transcendentally cordocentric and externally corporeal nature. The term "inner man" is defined by the opposition to "outer man" as sensual, sinful, disoriented and distracted from the reason and spirit. The concept of “inner man” is considered in the praxis of confronting sin as a certain integrity in his mind, heart, and spirit that dominates the flesh.

Author Biography

Оlena Velichko, Bogomolets National Medical University

PhD, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department of Ukrainian Studies of Bogomolets National Medical University


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How to Cite
VelichkoО. (2021). Philosophical and theological doctrine of the “inner man” of St. Luka (Voyno-Yasenetsky). IDEAS. PHILOSOPHICAL JOURNAL. SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC ISSUES, (1(17)-2(18), 47-60.
Philosophical Anthropology