18.0 In Stock
This is a thorough and well documented study, examining the theology and anthropology of the Serbian Folk Epic. The book opens a new field in Slavic folklore and offers scholars material heretofore not readily available in English. The work sheds light also on the Serbian soul and culture. Conceptions of God, restlessness of the Folk Poet for the transcendental, the deep Ontological, Cosmic, and Theurgic character of the heroes of the Serbian Folk Epic, man’s destiny, man of culture or man of civilization, are just a few of the topics that the author has concerned himself with in this book. Dr. Krstivoj Kotur was born in Yugoslavia and has been a resident of the United States since 1949. He is a graduate of the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and the University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and subsequently received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from the University of Vienna, Austria. Dr. Kotur has authored many articles in various cultural and religious journals. He has also instructed in the Russian language at the Harrisbug Area Center for Higher Education as a member of the Lebanon Valley College faculty in Annville, Pennsylvania, and has taught German at the senior high school level. Dr. Kotur currently occupies the pastorate of St. Peter the Apostle Serbian Orthodox Church in Fresno, California.