Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology
By: Andrew Louth (author)Paperback
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The author is a world authority on Orthodox thought. This introduction is written in lively, non-technical language for readers of all religious backgrounds. 1. Introduction: Who are the Orthodox 2. Thinking and doing, being and praying: Where do we start? 3. Who is God? The doctrine of the Holy Trinity; apophatic theology 4. Creation; Wisdom of God (Sophia); Angels and humankind 5. What went wrong? Sin and death 6. Who is Christ? The life of Christ; the Paschal mystery; Christology 7. What is it to be human? Being in the image of God; becoming God; deification. 8. Icons and Sacraments: the place of matter in the divine economy 9. Time and the Liturgy 10. Where are we going? The last things and eternal life
Andrew Louth is Professor Emeritus of Patristic and Byzantine Studies at Durham University, England, and Visiting Professor of Eastern Orthodox Theology at the Amsterdam Centre of Eastern Orthodox Theology (ACEOT), in the Faculty of Theology, the Free University, Amsterdam. He is also a priest of the Russian Orthodox Diocese of Sourozh (Moscow Patriarchate), serving the parish in Durham. His recent publications include Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology (SPCK 2013), Greek East and Latin West, AD 681-1071 (St Vladimir's Seminary Press 2007), Maximus the Confessor (Routledge 2007) and The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition (2nd edn, OUP 2007).
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