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John D. Zizioulas Collection (2 vols.)

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This collection of two works by John D. Zizioulas explores the rich tradition of Orthodox theology. In these lectures on Christian dogmatics the celebrated Orthodox theologian John Zizioulas gives us a comprehensive introduction to the Christian faith. He shows that the Christian doctrine of God is intimately linked to the Church, the living community that is the embodiment of the love and communion of God. By articulating its faith as doctrine, the Church gives an account of this love for the world. Within this communion human beings may participate in the friendship shared by the triune persons of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Key Features

  • Presents a comprehensive model for the whole of Christian theology
  • Contains material from university lectures on Christian Dogmatics
  • Provides a valuable contribution to the ecumenical dialogue

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Communion and Otherness: Further Studies in Personhood and the Church

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'Communion and otherness: how can these be reconciled?' In this wide-ranging study, the distinguished Orthodox theologian, Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon, seeks to answer that question. In his celebrated book, Being as Communion (1985), he emphasised the importance of communion for life and for unity. In this important companion volume he now explores the complementary fact that communion is the basis for true otherness and identity.

With a constant awareness of the deepest existential questions of today, Metropolitan John probes the Christian tradition and highlights the existential concerns that already underlay the writings of the Greek fathers and the definitions of the early ecumenical councils. In a vigorous and challenging way, he defends the freedom to be other as an intrinsic characteristic of personhood, fulfilled only in communion.

After a major opening chapter on the ontology of otherness, written specially for this volume, the theme is systematically developed with reference to the Trinity, Christology, anthropology and ecclesiology. Another new chapter defends the idea that the Father is cause of the Trinity, as taught by the Cappadocian fathers, and replies to criticisms of this view. The final chapter responds to the customary separation of ecclesiology from mysticism and strongly favours a mystical understanding of the body of Christ as a whole. Other papers, previously published but some not easily obtainable, are all revised for their inclusion here.

This is a further contribution to dialogue on some of the most vital issues for theology and the Church from one of the leading figures in modern ecumenism.

On page after page of this outstanding book, our assumptions are challenged and our minds led back to the most deeply significant aspects of Christian faith. Few will read this book without sensing that they have been invited to rediscover Christianity itself in its richest traditional form. There can be no doubt that this is a major book which will be discussed and quarried even more extensively than the author's earlier writings. A great book and a converting one, a comprehensive model for the whole of Christian theology.

—Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

Lectures in Christian Dogmatics

  • Author: John D. Zizioulas
  • Editor: Douglas H. Knight
  • Translator: Katerina Nikolopulu
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 192

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In this series of lectures on of the most eminent Christian theologians of our time, Metropolitan John Zizioulas, give his account of the fundamental teachings of Christian theology. He presents Christian doctrine as a comprehensive account of the freedom that results from relationship with God. The whole lecture series lays out complex ideas with the utmost simplicity, illustrates the grandeur of Christian teaching, and is a profound exploration of freedom.

About John D. Zizioulas

John D. Zizioulas, Metropolitan of Pergamon, was previously Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Glasgow and Visiting Professor at King's College, London. He is the author of Communion and Otherness (2006), and has been a major Orthodox contributor to modern ecumenical discussion.

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