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It is the setting for the dynamics beginning with the growth of scholasticism in the eleventh century and its high point with Aquinas in the mid-thirteenth century. It is here that we situate our final observations on the history of the formative European syncretic process, with its tension between spontaneous growth and critical synthesis, to prepare us to develop a theological and pastoral praxis of syncretic process. We must again take note of the Metaxy that bridges primal chaos and ultimate order, as having two distinct but interrelated thrusts—intellectual synthesis and popular syncretism.
232) is a form of Carolingian metal-work that shows two figures paying homage in feudal style to the bishop (xiii). A drawing from the eleventh century illustrates “the conversion of the North” (opp. 248) xiv), dramatizing the medieval emphasis on the divine origin of imperial authority. A golden and purple illumination of a manuscript of Rabanus Maurus (opp. ” Finally, Emperor Otto III is depicted, early in the eleventh century, receiving the homage of his 1~The European Epoch: The Metaxy between 100 and 1300 39 people (between 280-281), expressed in a combined Germanic and Byzantine style (xiv).
Voegelin’s primary concern was that of the political philosopher seeking the true polis, the integrated human city. But from the outset this quest was an ardently religious one, because Voegelin perceived the deeply spiritual nature of struggles of the Metaxy, as we see in his first volume when he recognizes the significance of the encounter between the Syrian High God and the Lord God of Israel as a syncretistic one (Voegelin, 1958, 273). Finally, however, we find our point of departure in his last volume, In Search of Order, where, at the outset, Voegelin alludes implicitly to the Platonic and New Testament concept koinonia (Voegelin, 1957, 36 and passim), or participatory existence in the Metaxy, where the divine and the human meet.