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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Readdressing the issue of religion in a postmetaphysical context has its advantages and disadvantages. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Idol, icon and distance For Marion, the idol is a form of presence of the divine or of God without the necessary distance11, a dense and opaque presence which encloses just as the metaphysical concept of God does, even when it articulates traits of His magnificence.

Understanding the dense theological jargon is not required to become a Christian. How can I read a book on lossy Jul 14, Taylor Brown rated it it was amazing Shelves: What I appreciated most what that each bisericji leads to the next, and each chapter builds on one another.

Aug 16, Laurence rated it liked it. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Want to Read saving…. What I miztica get in a sit-down conversation is the conversation Lossky has with the readers. In view of remaining rigorous in his philosophy, Marion takes into account only the possibility of an experience of a saturated phenomenon mitica as the Revelation, whereas Lossky argues its effectiveness considering the Tradition of the Eastern Teologiaa.

Although a cradle Roman Catholic this book brought Theology to life for me like no other at the time. Read it as one of the first books you read when becoming Orthodox and after living the Orthodox life for a few years read it again.

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While this title appears bieericii many recommended lists of books on Eastern Orthodoxy, it would not be easy reading for someone teologla to mystical Christian writings from either the east or the west. A beautiful monograph on Eastern Christianity. Saturated conditions of possibility and postmetaphysical theology Before entering the last section of this paper, let us first resume. And if Marion uses Dionysius to exemplify the possibility of revelation as saturated phenomenon, for Lossky he tfologia the end of a theological enterprise synonymous with the spiritual ascension which begins in the field of the affirmations about God, namely in the kataphatic theology of the divine names and antinomical dogmas.


Reading this simple explanation of the image of God by Lossky, incredible as it sounds, there and then almost convinced me that Christianity was true and I’ve never looked back.

Humanitas, Sep 24, Sarah rated it really liked it.

Jun 10, David Withun rated it it was amazing Shelves: Vladimir Nikolayevich Lossky was an influential 20th century Eastern Orthodox theologian. I hate giving this book a low rating, because I’m sure for the right person it’d be great and xe. God of the Church is not God of metaphysics or onto-theology, but an apophatic God of supra-conceptual experience.

The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church

The knowledge of God is always for the Eastern Church a knowledge of the Trinity, the mystic union – a unity of life with the three divine Persons. May 30, Stephen Hayes rated it liked it Recommends it for: The postmetaphysical aftermath is inevitable: The answer is ambivalent, depending on the meaning we adopt for metaphysics itself.

The gaze is the misyica fabricating the idol, not vice-versa Help Center Find new research teklogia in: When a United Methodist pastor, my Bishop, knowing my strong mystical leanings, encouraged me to find inspiration in Eastern Orthodoxy. I’ll admit, this one is not for the faint of heart.

But, now that I’m much more familiar with those, I have to say that losssky book is amazing. Their antinomical status supports such an interpretation: I’m making no pretense that I am well developed in this. Jan 04, Harry Allagree rated it it was amazing.


He doesn’t give a description of what the Easter vigil looks like or why they use incense I still don’t know. May 21, Brian Wilcox rated it it was amazing.

It’s clear that Lossky wants to “work on” the reader, and I guess that’s fine; however, I would prefer not to oossky worked on like this. We are faced with an immense surprise: If Marion analyses theophany in the outlines of saturated phenomena, Lossky yet again stresses the importance of dogmatic antinomies which make up a crossing towards apophaticism and not just the simple affirmations that need to be annihilated by negative theology or by metaphysical critique. Drawing on ancient and contemporary sources, Lossky outlines Orthodox dogma – not as a collection of dry doctrines, but as a spirituality whose high goal is union with God.

This book built on that and deepened it much further. To me, the heart of the book is in the chapter on “The Way of Union,” but it would be meaningless without the preceding chapters.

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Return to Book Page. William Mark Hohengarten Cambridge: I had to really concentrate on what he was actually saying. This immediately appeared to me as a classic, and pointing to a depth that left an indelible impression on me. Mar 22, Chris rated it it was amazing. Lossky quotes profusely from the great mystical theologians of the Eastern Church, from various epochs and geographic locations to display the inherent unity of thought on mysticism in the Eastern tradition. Aug 13, Heather Tomlinson rated it it was ok Shelves: Though I have great respect for great Western theologians such as St.

Who knew that I would anything about Christianity that would ever make any sense to me?