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Dec 19, G Walker rated it really liked it Shelves: ZizioulasJean Zizioulas No preview available – No trivia or quizzes yet.

Andrey rated it it was amazing Jul 16, The first chapters on anthropology are especially good, and the later sections provide much food for thought for those interested in questions of church polity not my top interest. Zizoulas ties his answer to communion–we are unique One of the questions Zizoulas tackles sounds odd to a layman, but to philosophers it’s no small inquiry: May 28, Emma rated it really liked it Shelves: I hesitate to say ‘different’ instead of ‘other’, because ‘different’ can be understood in the sense of qualities clever, beautiful, etc.

One also became more aware of Zizioulas’ solutions to these problems as asked from different positions and problems. Per BQT 3 L If you do not love others more than yourself, zizioilas other words, you are nothing more than human number 9,, His thoughts on personhood in contrast to individualism and Christology in combination with pneumatology in order to understand the one and the many is fantastic.


John Zizioulas – Being as Communion

One can, therefore, not avoid the question of church and bishops etc. Toward an Eschatological Ontology. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

He connected the Son’s being to the substance of God, which of course, is grounded in the person of the Father. Studies in Personhood and the Church John D.

Mar 24, Dougald rated it really liked it. He was consecrated as a bishop on June 22, and named Metropolitan of Pergamon. Wilks, John G F.

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

Freedom is not simply ‘freedom of will’; it is the freedom to be other in an absolute ontological sense. If we isolate the ‘I’ from the ‘thou’ we lose not only it’s otherness but also it’s very being; it simply cannot be without the other.

Otherness is not secondary to unity; it is primary and constitutive of the very idea of being. Zizzy notes that ancient Greek thought maintained a diversity in spite of apparent unity Jul 24, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: Preview — Being as Communion by John D. What struck me this time is how united his theological vision is. Randy rated it really liked it Apr 09, May 18, Thomas rated it liked it Shelves: Douglas Knight — Resources for Christian Theology http: I am no longer human number 9,, when I become a son, a husband, a father, a friend.


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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, ord Az Introduction and opening two chapters gave me an intellectual orgasm as they discussed a eucharistic ontology of the person, including a review of key theological developments in the Patristic era.

Sep 17, Chris Waddle rated it it was amazing.

beingg Dec 23, Jacob Aitken rated it really liked it Shelves: If Truth is timeless and eternal, how can it interact with the changing realm of history? I would have wanted some more uohn application of his ideas of ‘community’ than he offers here, instead of the purely theoretical, but the implications of his thoughts may well ripple into the future in ways that we cannot foresee.

Of course, this should go without saying for an Orthodox theologian, but it is not always that obvious. But I was convicted by his vision of a local church which should be all Christians in a place celebrating communion together, overcoming all divisions.

Some chapters in this books is absolutely excellent and probably ground breaking. Per BQX D We can ax with biological answers: I took my time