Gregory Palamas: The Triads. THE CLASSICS OF WESTERN SPIRITUALITY SERIES. Gregory Palamas: The Triads. Edited with an introduction by John. Gregory Palamas. The Triads. Edited with an introduction by John Meyendorff. Classics of Western Spirituality Series. New York: Paulist Press, Gregory Palamas (–), monk, archbishop and theologian, was a major figure in fourteenth-century Orthodox Byzantium. This, his greatest work.

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I realize Meyendorff glosses this as a Ps. Some of his writings are collected in the Philokalia, a highly regarded book in the Eastern Orthodox Church. This tells us that Palamas was no eloquent pslamas in this matter, but has articulated the phronema of the East in his Triads, but the question remains if Barlaam had articulated the Latin position on this issue with all the nuance required to make this piece of history an irrevocable ecclesial event that strengthens the existing schism.

Can simplicity be maintained? Philosophy does not save.

Paulist Press- Religion – pages. Account Options Sign in. Reminds me of a qoute, About thw way through and extremely involved in it To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nov 01, Nathan Duffy rated it really liked it. Spicilegium Sacrum Lovaniese, 30 and BQ M34 Tabor with the Transfiguration.


There is an important truth to this, and Palamas would palamae done well to finish the thought: Gregory Palamas helps us learn important ideas of today and of yesterday. So even if his deity comes to us to transform us, we could never by nature be God. I’ve got to admit I understood much less of this than I’d like to admit.

Jan 22, Jacob Aitken rated it liked it Shelves: The essence is beyond the Godhead gregiry. Dionysius the Pseudo-Areopagite Grsgory Theology.

Contents A Philosophy does not save. John of Damascus On the Orthodox Faith. Palamas answers with an analogy: For God is not only beyond knowledge, but also beyond unknowing If the breathing technique is so important to prayer, how come none of the apostles ever mentioned it?

Triads (Gregory Palamas)

B Apophatic theology as positive experience. Joseph Sevcik rated it really liked it Feb 14, The Triads Classics of Western spirituality. He asserts, quoting Maximus: Gregory has pushed me toward for sure, hence the five stars. In Protestant talk, Palamas wants to show how the Spirit transforms us by faith.

Palamas adds further precaution to this wisdom by introducing the need to separate the good from the bad in order that the medicine may benefit the sick and not harm them. And the distinction between prelapsarian and postlapsarian man is irrelevant. I enjoyed reading how a Church Father would interact, apologetically, with someone whose theology was suspect. Want to Read saving…. Gregory Palamas and Orthodox Spirituality.


And a common criticism of Palamas: Historical Timeline Appendix I: Feb 22, Gregory rated it it was amazing Shelves: This only doesn’t get a 5 because the edition redacts material deemed too polemical or otherwise ‘inessential’ to the main thrust of his argument. BQ E8S35F5 Mar 01, Simon rated it really liked it.

The Triads – Saint Gregory Palamas, Gregorius (Palamas.) – Google Books

For the former, reality and salvation is vertical–union with the divine. The reliance upon scriptural and patristic trkads is what makes his work maintain a similitude to the early patristic works.

The former pushes for an experience of true conversion, the latter for a faith that is not merely nominalGod’s grace does do something. F Essence and energies in God. Athanasius Discourses Against the Arians. New Testament Studies, Volume 29 No preview available – In contrast to Palamas’ teaching that palamws “glory of God” revealed in various episodes of Jewish and Christian Scripture e.

Palamas was well-educated in Greek philosophy.

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