OF THE SLAV APOSTLES CONSTANTINE AND METHODIUS

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

DISCUSSION PAPER

Foreword

The Question of the Slav Apostles' Nationality. Known Facts and Their Order

Constantine's Slavonic Alphabet - the Glagolitic

Which Alphabet Should Constantine Have Chosen?

For Whom Could Constantine Create His Alphabet?

Dating the Alphabet

Reasons for the Creation of the Alphabet

Consequences of the New Alphabet

Why Wasn't the Glagolitic Alphabet Invented and Used Earlier?

Why in Moravia First?

The Moravian Mission - Reasons and Intentions

Constantine's Nationality

Possible Reasons for Constantine's Family's Flight

Attempt at Dating

A Hypothesis for Constantine's Participation in the Bulgarians' Conversion

The Significance of Constantine and Methodius' Lifework

Conclusions

 

 

 

 

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