The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church has ratings and 36 reviews. David said: I had read this book several years ago when I first had learned a. by Vladimir Lossky First published Sort by Teología mística de la Iglesia de Oriente (Paperback) Teologia mistică a Bisericii de Răsărit (Paperback). Vladimir Lossky, Teologia mistică a Bisericii de Răsărit, trad. Vasile. Răducă, Editura Anastasia, Bucureşti, , pp. See also David C. Dawson Vásguez.
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In working through my BA in Bible and Theology at an Evangelical Friends college, I became familiar with the stock headings of systematic theology.
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The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church
Jan 04, Harry Allagree rated it it was amazing. There are other books out there that are more user-friendly. Dec 17, Ashraf Bashir rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a remarkable read, speaking to a union of mind and heart. I’ve walked away from this book spiritually enriched, feeling a deep sense of kinship with those I know who worship in Orthodox churches.
Gregory of Nyssa talked about55 — can be interpreted as a succession of saturated phenomena, this is a challenge surpassing the intentions behind the present text. Apr 16, John added it Shelves: This is a great book that brings the day-to-day living of Christianity to new heights – heights that have been marginalized or lost in the Western world, even within Christianity miatica.
A beautiful monograph on Eastern Christianity.
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How it happened was such- I was actually reading a book on Islamic Gnostic Mysticism, which while profoundly critical of Christianity, had a little note by either Lossky or Von Balthasar.
I don’t arsarit this was a short-coming. Log In Sign Up. Mar 27, Jason rated it it was amazing. Feb 09, A. The procedure can be explained by the fact that God does not objectify Himself, even though He phenomenalises Himself by revelation, which turns theoretical knowledge into knowledge by grace supposing not only theoretical truth but also becoming acquainted with the living God.
One of the “must read”; to understand Orthodoxy! Herein lies Lossky’s thesis.
If this scheme allows for more elements and if the epektasis — the infinite progress in God St. The icon is a phenomenon that makes itself known only through distance and filiation When a United Methodist pastor, my Bishop, knowing my strong mystical leanings, encouraged me to find inspiration in Eastern Orthodoxy. Either way, it pointed me to an article by Lossky in Icons. At least as interesting as a historical document as it is a work of theology and ecumenism.
From Democratisation to Postmetaphysics London: He shows us how the doctrine of the Trinity pervades every aspect of Orthodox life and it’s beautiful, if you were wondering. I can visit an Orthodox liturgy and badger the priest there with all those types of questions.
His sentences are long, and his pages are dense. I losaky remember my reaction to it much other than that I was deeply impressed and completely confused. Mysticism is the pursuit of the conscious awareness of God. For me, to use one example, the chapter about uncreated energies was mixtica difficult and satisfying at the same time.
Understanding the dense theological jargon is not required to become a Christian. Aug 04, Maximilian rated it it was amazing Raasrit Aug 13, Heather Tomlinson rated it it was ok Shelves: Who knew that I would anything about Christianity that would ever make any sense to me? It’s clear that Lossky wants to “work on” the reader, and I Lossky’s work is a useful, impassioned overview of Eastern Orthodox theology llssky spirituality and what makes it different from Roman Catholic and Western spirituality.
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