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Person implies not simply the freedom to have qualities, but mainly the freedom simply to be yourself. Unless you have passing familiarity with Eastern Orthodox ecclesiology, Patristic theology, trinitarian theology, and early church history I suggest you forgo this book for the time being and do some groundwork first Justo Gonzalez and Bishop Ware are instructive here. Jean ZizioulasJohn D.

Being as Communion: Studies in Personhood and the Church

Each Being of the Trinity reverences and adores the other, and they invite us to be part of their communion. As a collection, the book tended to circle around the same topics over and over and over again. Nov 24, Dan Sheffler rated it really liked it.

Herder and Herder, Zizoulas ties his answer to communion–we are unique humans insofar as we are in intimate relationship with other beings. To see what your friends thought zizioulax this book, please sign up.


Studies in Personhood and the Church.

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

Zizoulas ties his answer to communion–we are unique One of the questions Zizoulas tackles sounds odd to a layman, but to philosophers it’s no small inquiry: Zizioulas is much easier to read if you have a good working knowledge of the Christian tradition in the Patristic period particularly in the Eastknowledge of doctrinal development and a workign knowledge of philosophy. Per AP 4 B BQX C65G74 4. Love the deep understanding of the the origins of Christian Theology in the Patristic age.

The Spirit makes of Christ an eschatological being, the ‘last Adam.

But this theological work, I have found to be a stirring for my own pursuit dommunion a deeper relationship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. This “seminal” work may prove to be the path toward a truly united Christian Church, the like of which we have not communikn since the Church was born on Pentecost until the Great Schism.

The first two chapters belng with personhood and there is a lot of philosophical content about what constitutes “being” and “personhood. If the previous paragraph was incomprehensible, know that I was attempting to dumb down Metropolitan John a lot. This book is a collection of essays, the first half dealing with Trinitarian issues and the latter half dealing with the Church.

Perhaps the most inspiring of the introductory-intermediate level books on Orthodox theology. And it explains ecclesiology in terms of the Trinity. Randy rated it really liked it Apr 09, Please go to the original post to read the rest of my review, presenting 2 important excerpts of the book: If the Son dies on the communipn, thus succumbing to the bondage of historical existence, it is the Spirit that raises him from the dead.


Yet, his main argument is that Christianity hinges on the eucharistic community. He broke the closed ontology of the Greeks.

John Zizioulas – Being as Communion

Thanks for telling us about the problem. A systematic contemporary presentation of Orthodox ecclesiology.

Provides something of a model for how Patristic sources can be used in contemporary constructive theology. He was consecrated as a bishop on June 22, and named Metropolitan of Pergamon.

Origins to the Twelfth Century Despite those areas communuon disagreement, the work is a good work that encourages the church to be one and yet many.

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I found this book tremendously helpful in thinking through ziziou,as thoughts about what the Church is. I have found vocabulary that will help me bring together my passing interests in eschatology and Christology to a deeper and more penetrating synthesis with pneumetology, ecclesiology, and theological anthropology. Account Options Sign in.