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Our being is tied up in our embrace of the Trinitarian God, our destruction, as unique beings, is brought about when we reject this invitation. Things remained equally challenging through the second chapter addressing the question of the ontological and historical character of truth.

He broke the closed ontology of the Greeks. The ending of iohn book I found the most helpful as he lays out how the church universal and local should interact. 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: Herder and Herder, Studies in Personhood and the Church.

Holy Cross Orthodox Press Petro Mohyla On the Orthodox Faith. 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 commmunion do some groundwork first I usually encourage people to read beyond their reading level.


In the context of a complete theology, which includes extended consideration of the major theological topics — the Trinity, Christology, eschatology, ministry and sacrament, but above all the eucharist — John Zizioulas propounds a fresh understanding, based on the early Fathers and the Orthodox tradition, of the concept of person, and so of the Church itself.

Suffice to say, this was a challenging book, which I found fruitful and will likely return to. No eBook available Amazon. May 10, FatherSwithin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Stan Christopherson rated it liked it Jun 07, Very helpful for his trinitarian anthropology.


It also feels as if Zizioulas is writing more bsing an Orthodox audience rather than novices or strangers to the Orthodox tradition. No eBook available Amazon. Per BQX E The connection to communion in the Orthodox faith, then, is a recognition of the relationships within the Trinity. Jean ZizioulasJohn D. Vladimir’s Seminary Press- Music – pages. Darton, Longman and Todd- Church – pages.

This book is mohn collection of essays, the first half dealing with Trinitarian issues and the latter half dealing with the Church.

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

He began his studies at the University of Thessaloniki but took his first theology degree from the University of Athens in 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. What struck me this time is how united his theological vision is.

If in an ideal world, all Christians had been made aware of the realities he underlines here, would there ziziioulas be so many pulls at power and competition, at wanting to be what the other is or has, whether it be at the level of ministries, parishes, dioceses? Have read the book several time since and each time I am edified, challenged and convicted anew of the centra A sheer delight.


John Zizioulas – Being as Communion

Return to Book Page. What I do take issue with is that it felt unnecessarily difficult. And it explains ecclesiology in terms of the Trinity. Per BQT 3 D I am no longer human number 9,, when I become a son, a husband, a father, a friend.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is as such not a book for the interested amateur theologian.

Each Being of the Trinity reverences and adores the other, and they invite us to be part of their communion. 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. This is such a cool book to read. Freedom is not simply ‘freedom of will’; it is the freedom to beig other in an absolute ontological sense.

Nov 24, Dan Sheffler rated it really liked it. Per BX 1 S 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.