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No eBook available Amazon. Origins to the Twelfth Century Please go to the original post to read the rest of my review, presenting 2 important excerpts of the book: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

World Council of Churches, Quotes from Being as Communio Things remained equally challenging through the second chapter addressing the question of the ontological and historical character of communkon.

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.

Being as Communion: Studies in Personhood and the Church

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Studies in Personhood and the Church.

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

Bein BX 1 G I took my time Sharon Pelphrey rated it it was amazing Sep 13, Herder and Communin, From chapter three on the focus is on issues that were of less interest to me as someone rooted in the Free Church tradition–apostolic succession, catholicity, ordination, the structure of the church, ecumenical issues between the Roman and Orthodox churches.

Books by John D. Our being is tied up in our embrace of the Trinitarian God, our destruction, as commuion beings, is brought about when we reject this invitation.

Towards an Ontology of Personhood. This “seminal” work may prove to be the path toward a truly united Christian Church, the like of which we have not seen since the Church was born on Pentecost until the Great Schism.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Contemporary Greek Theologians 4. Have read the book several time since and each time I am edified, challenged and convicted anew of the centra A sheer delight. This is the type of book I wish every bishop, priest, I read this book many years ago in French, when I was Orthodox in heart.

I think this is especially true for protestants like me. The future metropolitan was born January 10, All communion must involve otherness as a primary and constitutive ingredient. It is as such not a book for the interested amateur theologian. If Truth ziziouas timeless and eternal, how can it interact with the changing realm of history?


I possess these in a small measure so I was able to work my way through I read this book because my much smarter and better looking friend Jeremy did a thesis on John Zizioulas.

Zizzy notes that ancient Greek thought maintained communikn diversity in spite of apparent unity The last half or so of the book wasn’t really geared toward Christians outside of the Eastern tradition, which I don’t fault it for. Even for those with a passing understanding of the aforementioned topics, this book is a challenging read.

John Zizioulas – Being as Communion

By this he, he argues relatationship is at the very core of all being Father relating with the Son and Spirit. No eBook available Amazon. St Maximos the Jlhn was the one to solve this riddle. Persevering through a challenging book full of foreign concepts is a most rewarding and enlightening experience. BQT P62K85 It also feels as if Zizioulas is writin This was the most challenging book I’ve read in a while and the low rating is more a result of my lack of understanding.