Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)


«Journey» of Holy Relics in the Perception of Abbot Guibert of Nogent

In the article the intelligent monk’s opions at the wanders and his relation to the miraculous paperties of the relics are researched. The functions of relics are tracked in the landmark for understanding the wonders of the era. The research is based on a new, not put into domestic circulation medievalism material autobiography Guibert of Nogent.

English Rationalist Philosophers about the Phenomenon of Miracle

The review deals with the analysis of the monograph devoted to the influence of Christian understanding of the phenomenon of miracle on the views of English seventeenth-century philosophers Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. The reviewer’s attention is focused on the way the author of the monograph describes the spiritual atmosphere in which the world view of these thinkers developed, as well as on the historiographical interpretations of their theories.