By John Zizioulas
With a relentless know-how of the private existential questions of at the present time, Metropolitan John probes the Christian culture and highlights the existential issues that already underlay the writings of the Greek fathers and the definitions of the early ecumenical councils. In a energetic and demanding method, he defends the liberty to be different as an intrinsic attribute of personhood, fulfilled in simple terms in communion.
After a tremendous starting bankruptcy at the ontology of otherness, written especially for this quantity, the subject is systematically constructed almost about the Trinity, Christology, anthropology and ecclesiology. one other new bankruptcy defends the concept that the daddy is explanation for the Trinity, as taught through the Cappadocian fathers, and replies to criticisms of this view. the ultimate bankruptcy responds to the commonly used separation of ecclesiology from mysticism and strongly favours a paranormal figuring out of the physique of Christ as a complete. different papers, formerly released yet a few now not simply available, are all revised for his or her inclusion here.
This is an extra contribution to discussion on essentially the most very important matters for theology and the Church from one of many major figures in glossy ecumenism.
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In other words, is the communion which relates God to the world ontological? Palamas would answer this question in the affirmative. 41 This, however, immediately raises the question of otherness: in what sense does God remain ontologically other with regard to creation, if he dwells with his whole being in the complete being of the saints? 42 Divine essence cannot be known or communicated — this safeguards the otherness of God. It is only through the energies that communion between God and creation is realized.
Sinkewicz, p. 170; PG 150, 1173BC). Yet it must also be underlined that Gregory is very keen to stress that without the Incarnation we would be left with no more than the divine energies simply revealing God in creation (Horn. 19). 45 See S. Yagazoglou, Communion ofTheosis: The Synthesis ofChristology and Pneumatology in the Work ofSt Gregory Palamas, 2001, p. 155f. (in Greek). On Being Other 29 an ontological sense between God and creation is through an ontology of love understood in a personal way.
5 (PG 91, 1056) and 41 (PG 91, 1308C; esp. 1313C). In the Incarnation, the Logos 'showed the innovation of tropos with regard to both natures (divine and human) in the fixity of the natural logoi which are preserved, [and] without which none of the beings is what it is' (Amb. 6; PG 91, 1052A). In the Incarnation, 'natures are innovated (KaivoTOjxowcai) and paradoxically in a supernatural manner the naturally totally unmoved moves immovably ((mvf|Ta)<; Kivevcai) around the naturally moving (qwaei KIVOIJUSVOV), and thus God becomes man' (Amb.
Communion and Otherness: Further Studies in Personhood and the Church by John Zizioulas