This volume brings together an international range of world-class scholars to engage with Andrew Louth's work and its influence on modern Theology. Andrew Louth is well known and influential in the English-speaking circles but also in the non-English Orthodox world, especially across Eastern Europe. The interaction between these theological groups remains sparse and intermittent. By drawing together scholars from the three main branches of Christianity and from around the world, this volume helps to increase our knowledge and exposure between these different spheres. This volume comprises of articles on Patristics, Byzantine Fathers, Latin Fathers, Modern Christianity, Theology as Life and the reception of Louth's work outside the English-speaking world. The papers are written by the leading scholars, such as Lewis Ayres, John Milbank, Kallistos Ware and Thomas Graumann.
Justin Mihoc is working on a PhD (Durham University) on the patristic reception and interpretation of Acts 1-5. He has published in Sudii Teologice and Ortodoxia. Serafim Aldea is working on a PhD (Durham University) on the ecclesiology of Elder Sophrony. His publications include Canonic Flesh, Utilitarian Poems, Skeleton, Cheap Literature and Sushi.
List of Contributors vii The Editors x Preface xi Introduction Lewis Ayres 1 Part 1 Patristics 1 Reading the Fathers Today John Behr 7 2 Authority and Doctrinal Normation in Patristic Discourse: The Nicene Creed at the First Council of Ephesus Thomas Graumann 20 Part 2 Byzantine Theology 3 The Impact of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite on Byzantine Theologians of the Eighth Century: The Concept of 'Image' Mary B. Cunningham 41 4 Why should we read Middle Byzantine Fathers? Jane Baun 59 5 'Myriad of Names to Represent Her Nobleness': The Church and the Virgin Mary in the Psalms and Hymns of Byzantium Krastu Banev 75 Part 3 East and West in Dialogue 6 Christianity and Platonism in East and West John Milbank 107 7 Boethius the Theologian Augustine Casiday 161 Part 4 Modern Theology 8 Towards a Fair History of Christian Orthodoxy Antoine Arjakovsky 177 vi Contents 9 Vladimir Lossky's Reception of Georges Florovsky's Neo-Patristic Theology Paul L. Gavrilyuk 191 Part 5 The Future of Patristics 10 Patristics after Neo-Patristic Cyril Hovorun 205 11 'Following the Holy Fathers': Is there a Future for Patristic Studies? Kallistos Ware, Metropolitan of Diokleia 214 A Bibliography of Prof Andrew Louth 225 Bibliography 240 Index of References
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