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In this magisterial and highly dense study, Zizioulas examines how the fathers and Orthodox theology approach questions of identity ( of individuals and of the church) and the nature of God. Instead of starting with philosophical premises for the existence of God to which Christian doctrine is then bolted on almost as an after thought, Zizioulas argues that person and love form the key categories for exploring the nature of God, rather than essence or existence. The result is a tour-de-force in which the Trinity and Christology become the keys t engaging with cosmology and and identity.
Highly recommended for those who wish to look at Orthodox theology and are critical of the… Read more