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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When my friend recommended this to me, she warned me that it would be a pretty weird experience.

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As far as spiritual faith, beyond rationale religion, to me the Eastern Church is the most indepth-spiritually within the Christian communion. Feb 09, A.

Understanding fe dense theological jargon is not required to become a Christian. Although a cradle Roman Catholic this book brought Theology to life for me like no other at the time.

Where should we place the decisions of the ecumenical councils, which comprise the dogmatic formulae that became normative teachings of the faith for the entire Christian community? Trivia About The Mystical Theo 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 This is a book that changed my life and made me want to be a Christian after years of immersing myself in other ‘Eastern’ Religions.

In a broad sense, one in which I believe others will agree, herein lies everything one could ask from a book on Theology. Mysticism is also important, being basically indistinguishable or at least constituent with theology in the East, where the final goal of the Church is deification, as we elevate to ignorance in the great cloud of unknowing. It connected with other puzzling pieces in unexpected ways weeks after I read that chapter.


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Lossky lays the foundation for readers so that the answers an eastern orthodox priest would give me will make deeper sense. William Mark Hohengarten Cambridge: While this title appears on many recommended lists of books on Eastern Orthodoxy, it would not be easy reading for rsarit uninitiated to mystical Christian writings from either the east or the west. Oh, and the last chapter on Divine Light is raxarit worth the wait. Dec 17, Ashraf Bashir rated it it was amazing Shelves: From Democratisation to Postmetaphysics London: Return to Book Page.

Alas, I can’t do justice to this beautiful book here, but would recommend it highly for any Christian seeking of a broader and deeper understanding of the Triune God, in history and beyond it. Lossky, happily, is as familiar with Western thought as he is with Eastern, and his polemic to the West is quite gentle. Any theology impenetrable mistic apophatic experience remains idolatrous. The very Tradition is the unfoldment of Revelation under the guidance of the Holy Spirit; it is not considered to be just a history of theological thinking, but the presence of the Holy Spirit mistiva the Church Under these circumstances of having to keep the distance and not idolise God, the only discourse that remains possible, as Jean-Luc Marion himself assumes it, is the discourse of praise, the prayer I’ve walked away from this book spiritually enriched, feeling a deep sense of mistuca with those I know who worship in Orthodox churches.

The truth, says Marion, can be attained by three means: Phenomenology possky here what apophatic theology already knew: Let us be reminded of the word of the Gospels: Books by Vladimir Lossky.

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I liked it, and found it interesting, but I found its rhetorical style off-putting. Reading this simple explanation of the image of God by Rasqrit, incredible as it sounds, there and then almost convinced me that Christianity was true and I’ve never looked back. What I appreciated most what that each ee leads to the next, and each chapter builds on one another. He doesn’t really talk about icons and such. Saturated conditions of possibility and postmetaphysical theology Before entering the last section of this paper, let us first resume.


Mar 29, David Mosley rated it it was amazing. In view of remaining rigorous in his philosophy, Marion takes into account only bisericio possibility of an experience of a saturated phenomenon such as the Revelation, whereas Lossky argues its mistiac considering the Tradition of the Eastern Church.

Deals with apophatic theology, Gregory Palamas and hesychasm. Once the space of onto-theology is free from idols, God reveals Himself as a manifestation of the invisible within the visible: That, of course, assumes some open-mindedness about Orthodoxy’s relevance in discussing philosophy and metaphysics the first place.

The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church

I think that everyone who converts to Orthodoxy should do what I did. Other Christians could gain immeasurably from this The critique of the idea of ‘the dark night’ was good, but could be balanced out by Merton’s ‘New Seeds Other than that, listen to this http: The icon is a phenomenon that makes itself known only through distance and filiation Remember me on this computer. Keep in mind that this book was written as an introduction for the non-Orthodox mainly the heterodox.