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Cosmology of John Damascene and Its Antique Context

The article is devoted to the cosmology of St. John Damascene. The relevant ideas of the antique geocentric teachings in cosmology and philosophy of nature are summarized and proximity of Damascene’s views to these teachings is estimated. My conclusion is the cosmology presented in Damascene is the result of combining the elements of Platonic, Aristotelian and Stoic teachings, with the prevalence of the Aristotelian line. The idea of the presence of influence of the Ptolemaic cosmology in the cosmology of John Damascene is rejected.