Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology

ISBN-10: 0830840451

ISBN-13: 9780830840458

Edition: N/A

Authors: Andrew Louth

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List price: $20.00
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 11/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 172
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Andrew Louth is professor emeritus of patristic and Byzantine studies at Durham University, England, and visiting professor of Eastern Orthodox theology at the Amsterdam Centre of Eastern Orthodox Theology (ACEOT), in the Faculty of Theology, the Free University, Amsterdam. He is also a priest of the Russian Orthodox Diocese of Sourozh (Moscow Patriarchate), serving the parish in Durham. His recent publications include Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology (SPCK), Greek East and Latin West, AD 681-1071 (St Vladimir's Seminary Press), Maximus the Confessor (Routledge) and The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition (OUP).

Introduction: who are the Eastern Orthodox?
Thinking and doing, being and praying: where do we start?
Standing before the mystery of God
Approaching theology
Encountering Christ
The Scriptures
Orthodox use of the Scriptures
The Fathers, Councils, liturgical prayer
Who is God? The doctrine of the Holy Trinity
Who is Christ?
God as the One to whom we pray
… using the words he himself has given us
God as Trinity
Prayer and the Trinity
The Holy Spirit
The dogma of the Trinity
The Trinity and the apophatic
Coinherence and love in the Trinity
The fundamental nature of the apophatic
The doctrine of creation
The early Christian doctrine of creation
Creation out of nothing
Essence and energies
Logoi of creation
Angels and demons
Who is Christ?
Christ and the Gospels
Christ and the resurrection
Christ and the apostolic witness
Death and Christ's voluntary passion
Christ and prayer
The dogma of Christ
The Christology of the Councils
Sin, death and repentance
Repentance and Christ
Beauty and disorder
Human kind and the Fall
Death and sin
Adam and ancestral sin
Sin and the cosmos
Ancestral sin and evolution
Adam and Eve … and repentance
Being human - being in the image of God
The doctrine of the image of God
The image of God in the Fathers
Image and logos
Image and Christ
Person and community
The Church - one and many
Sobornost' and the Church
Sacraments and icons: the place of matter in the divine economy
Christian materialism
Mystery or sacrament?
Images and symbols
Seven sacraments?
The sacramental structure of the Church
The sacramental shape of human life
Sacramental symbolism
Symbolism and sacramental transformation
Icons and the 'in-between'
The icon and the face
Icons and the Mother of God
Icons and prayer
Time and the liturgy
Theology and participation
Participation and the divine liturgy
Time and space - cycles of change
The Church Year - cycles of time
Cycles - of meaning or unmeaning
The symbolism of the liturgy
Liturgical dance
Where are we going? The last things and eternal life
Eucharist as eschatology
Universal eschatology
Individual eschatology
Problems in eschatology
The nature of the resurrection body
Universal salvation
A guide to further reading
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