Theological Studies (181)
Amidst the creation/evolution debate that is now raging, with evidence being offered for both sides, few have made use of what Fr. Seraphim Rose called “the missing evidence”: the timeless teaching of the Orthodox Holy Fathers on the events of creation, the first-created world, the natures of created things, the original nature of man, and the cosmic consequences of man’s fall.
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One of the basic problems which has always troubled man's spirit is the question of what man is. Philosophers, theologians, sociologists, psychologists and educators have engaged themselves in this question, since man is the microcosm within the macrocosm, he is the summation of all creation. It is therefore natural that the study of man is closely connected with metaphysical, social, psychological and ecological issues. Everyone who has dealt with the question of what man is has spoken about "man", "the person", "personality", "hypostasis", "the ontology of man", etc. Each one of them has looked at the subject from a different perspective.
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Life and Death confronts some of the questions which concern people today, such as what is death, what is the soul, what happens when the soul leaves the body, where the soul goes after its separation from the body, whether a man's being dissolves at death, what is the purifying fire, what are Paradise and Hell, what will happen at the Second Coming of Christ, and so on.
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Orthodox hagiography has a single purpose: to point toward the specific therapeutic Way that leads to the realism of God’s uncreated glory. The lives of the saints, which culminate in the experience of the divine light, are open to anyone who would take up his cross and follow Christ, though this illumination is not individualistic, but rather is ecclesial, since each member is deified through incorporation into a very real body of Christ. As Fr. John Romanides avers, "the key is ... glorification" because correct Christology cannot be conceived apart from 1) knowledge and application of the correct ascetical method of reaching perfection in Christ through spiritual fatherhood and the Sacraments, and 2) the presupposition that the inhominization of Christ as the eternal Image of the Father is the only possible solution to the problem of fallen man’s bondage to corruption and death, since man was made to become the glorified image of the Image.
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At the opening of the sixth century, large segments of the Roman Empire had fallen to barbarian warlords. The Churches of Rome and Constantinople were locked in a schism rooted in different attitudes towards the decrees and definition of the Fourth Ecumenical Council held at Chalcedon in 451. The emperor Justinian (527-565) dreamed of reunifying and restoring the Empire, but to accomplish this he needed a unified Church. Before Justinian ascended the throne the schism between Rome and Constantinople had been healed, largely due to Justinian`s influence, but a significant segment of the Eastern population (called monophysites) would not accept the union and the imperial Church remained divided.
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This dynamic, challenging, and transforming vision of Christian theology, presented in a systematic manner, invites readers to approach the mystery of Christ in the same way that the first disciples of Jesus Christ learned theology. Although the disciples had denied and abandoned the Crucified One, they came to realize, through the reading of Scriptures and the breaking of bread, that Jesus had given himself up for the life of the world, so transforming death into life, darkness into light, and flesh into word.
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THE MYSTERY OF THE TRINITY: TRINITARIAN EXPERIENCE AND VISION IN THE BIBLICAL AND PATRISTIC TRADITION
Faithful to the doctrinal tradition of the Orthodox Church, The Mystery of the Trinity reflects the thought of the Eastern Fathers from the time of the Apostles to the end of the Byzantine era. The theology of the Fathers cannot be separated from public prayer, and it is in liturgical creation that they have expressed the common faith of the Church in the most authentic, living manner. The mystery of the Trinity unfolds therefore in worship and the sacraments.
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Nearly fifty years ago, the Eastern Orthodox monk and theologian, Archimandrite Kyprian Kern, explored pertinent issues regarding pastoral ministry. Kern`s writings on clericalism and problems with the abuse of power and authority in the Church, for example, are as fresh today as when they were first written. Kern is probably the least known among Orthodox theologians in the West; however, his voice is now being heard for the first time in English and hopefully will inspire and encourage a new generation of clergy and laity who seek to better understand ministry in an Orthodox Christian context. Orthodox Pastoral Service is a collection of lecture notes from Kern`s classes in pastoral ministry. In this book, Kern deals with important issues such as clericalism, the importance of the Eucharist for the life of the priest, and emphasis on the intellectual, spiritual, and personal preparation for the priesthood. Finally, one could look at this book as a historical document. On this level, Kern has left us with a detailed exposition of pastoral ministry in 19th century Russia.
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