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John Zizioulas – Being as Communion

World Council of Churches, I think this is especially true for protestants like me. Person is no longer a category of being, but the hypostasis of a being. This is not a study for the feint-hearted.

Mar 24, Dougald rated it really liked it. The Eucharist makes the church: If we isolate the ‘I’ from the ‘thou’ we lose not only it’s otherness but also cojmunion very being; it simply cannot be without the other.

BT P4P47S3 Paperbackpages. In the context of a complete theology, which includes extended consideration of the major theological topics — the Trinity, Christology, eschatology, ministry and sacrament, but above all the eucharist — John Zizioulas propounds a fresh understanding, based on the early Fathers and the Orthodox tradition, of the concept of person, and so of the Church itself.


In the end, this is too large of work and I am too lazy to evaluate in a medium like this. Photius On the Holy Spirit. This was the most challenging book I’ve read in a while and the low rating is more a result of my lack commuinon understanding.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. This is not an easy read, and it would be helpful for you to know a few Greek words, but the effort is worth it. Cities of God Graham Ward Limited preview – It’s repetition became a key to its unlocking.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is such a cool book to read. Contemporary Greek Theologians 4. Ken rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Despite those areas of disagreement, the work is a good work that encourages the church to be one and yet many.

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

The redemption of my personhood will entail the healing of my relationships to all these varied spheres of life. The person [out of totally free grace] wants to create its own ‘other’.

The Spirit makes of Christ an eschatological being, the ‘last Adam. And it explains ecclesiology in terms xizioulas the Trinity. Herder and Herder, Per BQX E St Maximos the Confessor was the one to solve this riddle. As a collection, the book tended to circle around the same topics over and over and over again. Let it be said that I have found a vast treasure house of theological reflection that will continue to shape me as I prayerfully seek out what it means for the Church of God to be the Church of God.


Jul 14, Taylor Brown rated it it was amazing Shelves: He actually has a lot to say about the development of ontology from the ancient Greeks, until the Cappadocian Fathers and how the latter came to understand their ontology in light of the personhood of the Father in the Godhead.

Zizioullas also think, as a West Some chapters in this books is absolutely excellent and probably ground breaking.

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