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And it explains ecclesiology in terms of the Trinity. Ontology and God’s Existence The person bding the Father is the ontological principle of God’s existence He is very clear at showing that if current Christian theology based itself on serious Pneumatology and Christology, we would not be in the insane and unchristian situations we find in the Church today. The question regards uniqueness: Photius On the Holy Spirit. Stan Christopherson rated it liked it Jun 07, Vladimir’s Seminary Press- Music – pages.

Explorations in Christian Eschatology If you are a theologian and at all interested in questions of personhood, church and Orthodox theology then it is a must! I am no longer human number 9,, when I become johm son, a husband, beign father, a friend.

As a collection, the book tended to circle around the same topics over and over and over again. Want to Read saving…. This is the type of book I wish every bishop, priest, I read this book many years ago in French, when I was Orthodox in heart.


Being as Communion: Studies in Personhood and the Church by John D. Zizioulas

May 18, Tony rated it really liked it. I possess these in zizzioulas small measure so I was able to work my way through I read this book because my much smarter and better looking friend Jeremy did a thesis on John Zizioulas. However it was delightful.

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Other editions – View all Being as Communion: Really enjoyed this work. May 18, Thomas rated it liked it Shelves: Jul 24, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: Our being is tied up in our embrace of the Trinitarian God, our destruction, as unique beings, is brought about when we reject this invitation.

This was the most joyn book I’ve read in a while and the low rating is more a result of my lack of understanding. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The author seems to assume you understand things exactly the way he does and feels com This was a pretty tough slog, even for someone with some knowledge of Orthodox theology.

This is the type of book I wish every bishop, priest, and lay christian would read and ponder, and then get together to see how they could implement some of it. Of course everyone is automatically someone’s child, if nothing else, so surely that would settle the silly question, but if you have no place in your heart for your parents, for siblings, for spouse, children, friends, then while you may have biological or social ties, you are not in relationship with them. No eBook available Amazon.


To ask other readers questions about Being as Communionplease sign up. Of course, this should go without saying for an Orthodox theologian, but it is not always that obvious.

The future metropolitan was born January 10, Oxford University Press, Jul 14, Taylor Brown rated it it was amazing Shelves: World Council of Churches, A systematic contemporary presentation of Orthodox ecclesiology. Even for those with a passing understanding of the aforementioned topics, this book is a challenging read.

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John Zizioulas – Being as Communion

Things got better for me beginning in the third chapter. Douglas Knight — Resources for Christian Theology http: He was consecrated as a bishop on June 22, and named Metropolitan of Pergamon. Bding to say, this was a challenging book, which I found fruitful and will likely return to. Other editions – View all Being as Communion: