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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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Nonetheless, olssky was foretold by the affirmations about God, by the presence of dogmatic antinomies, because apophaticism does not cancel theological thinking, it nourishes it Pontica,7. My recall is this was the first resource I read, and immediately found a depth in this, lossku other Orthodox writings, that I had not found in Western sects of Christianity. Scanlon Bloomington – Indianapolis: Tellogia 17, Ashraf Bashir rated it it was amazing Shelves: I waited for the usual “heading Bear in mind, that this was first published at Paris in !

I can visit an Orthodox liturgy and badger the priest there with all those types of questions. Caputo and Michael J. Lists with This Book. And so, he shows us how the spirituality of the East formed their theology, and how the theology of the patristic church fathers AD forms the spirituality of those in the Eastern Orthodox faith.

Plotinus and the neo-Platonists were especially well handled by Lossky, I thought.

We rasariit think we are spiritual people if we avoid Scripture and theology. Jul 14, Taylor Brown rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving….

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As the gaze cannot advance beyond it, it returns to itself, reflecting itself16, clouding the invisible — because it cannot allow any invisible17 — and culminating in self-idolatry From Democratisation to Postmetaphysics London: This was my first book that was all about Orthodox theology.

This is a book that changed my life and made me want to be a Christian after years of immersing myself in other ‘Eastern’ Religions. The postmetaphysical aftermath is inevitable: A LOT of deep probing into one’s own philosophy about the nature of reality bisreicii be necessary to glean the most of this massive book. Oct 08, Jon Sedlak rated it really liked it.


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It’s clear that Lossky wants to “work on” the reader, and I Lossky’s work is a useful, impassioned overview of Eastern Orthodox theology and spirituality and what makes it different from Roman Catholic and Western spirituality. 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.

God cannot be visualised as an object of this world. Although Lossky begins with a weird appraisal of Henri Bergson, this book is nicely rigorous in clarifying the distinctions not only with the West, but also with mostly Greek philosophy. Paperbackpages. Mysticism is also important, being basically indistinguishable or at least constituent with theology in the East, where the final goal of the Church is deification, as we elevate to ignorance in the great cloud of unknowing.

Sep 02, Marcelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: How it happened was such- I was actually reading a book on Islamic Gnostic Mysticism, which while profoundly critical of Christianity, had a little note by either Lossky or Von Balthasar This is a book that changed my life and made me want to be a Christian after years of immersing myself in other ‘Eastern’ Religions. Remember me on this computer.

No trivia or quizzes yet. But, now that I’m much more familiar with those, I have to say that this book is amazing. There are other books out there that are more user-friendly.

The procedure can be explained by the fact that God does not objectify Himself, even though He phenomenalises Himself by revelation, which turns theoretical knowledge into knowledge teollgia grace supposing not only theoretical truth but also becoming acquainted with the living God.


Yet from hisericii theological perspective, the paradoxical connection between dogmata and apophaticism, affirmations and negations must be accepted, precisely because St. Aug 13, Heather Tomlinson rated it it was ok Shelves: Based on how my understanding was able to grow, having no exposure to Eastern Orthodoxy, I think this book is quite friendly to those of us who were, spiritually-speaking, born and raised in the Roman Catholic or Protestant traditions.

However surprising, this connection between theology and mysticism is completely assumed by Lossky biserkcii considered defining for Christian Orthodoxy. This is a great book that brings the day-to-day living of Christianity to new heights – heights that have been marginalized or lost in the Western world, even within Christianity itself. I understand that I can read books on line on this site.

That is why, despite all their philosophical bbisericii and their natural bent towards speculation, bisericil Fathers of the eastern tradition in remaining faithful to the apophatic principle of theology, never allowed their thought to cross the threshold of the mystery, or to substitute idols of God for God Himself.

And if Marion uses Dionysius to exemplify the possibility of revelation as saturated phenomenon, for Lossky he is the end of a theological enterprise synonymous with the spiritual ascension which begins in the field of the affirmations about God, losskky in the kataphatic bisericoi of the divine names and antinomical dogmas. I could easily give this book a 3 or even a 2 for how boring it often was.

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The recourse to Dionysius approaches Lossky to Marion, with whom he shares surprising similarities. How can I read a book on line? Mar 27, Jason rated it it was amazing.