• Title: Patristic Theology: The University Lectures of Father John Romanides
  • Author: John Romanides
  • ISBN: 9789608677883
  • Page: 331
  • Format: None
  • Patristic Theology The University Lectures of Father John Romanides What is Orthodoxy Is it a religion What is the essence of Orthodox Tradition What is theosis What are the two kinds of faith and two kinds of revelation Who is God inspired and who is a theologian Who
    What is Orthodoxy Is it a religion What is the essence of Orthodox Tradition What is theosis What are the two kinds of faith and two kinds of revelation Who is God inspired and who is a theologian Who is spiritually ill and who is healthy What is noetic prayer What is the difference between orthodoxy and heresy What is the essence of God and what are His eneWhat is Orthodoxy Is it a religion What is the essence of Orthodox Tradition What is theosis What are the two kinds of faith and two kinds of revelation Who is God inspired and who is a theologian Who is spiritually ill and who is healthy What is noetic prayer What is the difference between orthodoxy and heresy What is the essence of God and what are His energies These and other such questions are answered in this unique volume of Fr John Romanides university lectures These talks, originally given in 1983 to college freshmen, are vintage Romanides yet made simple and accessible for the average layman This makes Patristic Theology the common man s handbook to Orthodox Dogmatic Theology and a companion volume to every believer s struggle for salvation.

    One Reply to “Patristic Theology: The University Lectures of Father John Romanides”

    1. This book has been a constant companion of mine since Uncut Mountain first released it. I have made it a point to reread it about every six months or so. Romanides (like Sherrard or Popovich) is an acquired taste. Not knowing his theological and cultural context can (and has) caused much misunderstanding. And this volume in particular has been criticized for "redundancy" I get that - there is a lot of material that is covered from various angles over and over again but I am slow, so I find it be [...]

    2. An interesting thesis, but I'm not sure I like his bias. The central goal of the Christian life, in his opinion, is *theosis*, which he equates to "glorification". He stretches this to cover every aspect of glorification, both new and old Testament personalities.He also takes very literally the idea that theosis occurs, potentially, in every believer, and the path to theosis is noetic prayer (or self-prompting prayer of the heart, by the Holy Spirit). This is, in his view, the totality of faith, [...]

    3. Before venturing into this book you must understand the target audience -- seminarians and students of theology in modern Greece around 1987. Having understood that, this book can be widely applied to the present day Orthodox, as well as non-Orthodox, Christian today as the issues it addresses are just old tactics and heresies the enemy has deployed in new clothing. This book (really a collection of lectures) does an excellent job of exposing the heart of theology, and the issues surrounding mod [...]

    4. Romanides' tone can be famously rude, argumentative and politically incorrect, but I love so many of his ideas. I particularly enjoy his definition of theologian, and his discussion of the Fathers and their project. This is well worth the read, despite its polemic and sometimes combative tone.

    5. If not dominated by his war on all analogia and tainted with higher criticism and the denial of inerrancy, this would be excellent.

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