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Being as communion : studies in personhood and the church

Author: Jean Zizioulas
Publisher: Crestwood, N.Y. : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1993, ©1985.
Series: Contemporary Greek theologians, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A systematic and contemporary presentation of Orthodox ecclesiology, including chapters on Eucharist and catholicity, apostolic continuity and succession, ministry and communion, and the local church.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Zizioulas
ISBN: 0881410292 9780881410297
OCLC Number: 28920958
Description: 269 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Personhood and being --
From mask to person : the birth of an ontology of personhood --
From biological to ecclesial existence : the ecclesiological significance of the person --
Truth and communion --
Introduction : the problem of truth in the Patristic Era --
Truth, being and history : the Greek Patristic synthesis --
Truth and salvation : the existential implications of truth as communion --
Truth and the church : ecclesiological consequences of the Greek Patristic synthesis --
Christ, the Spirit and the Church --
The problem of the synthesis between Christology and Pneumatology --
Implications of the synthesis for ecclesiology --
Eucharist and Catholicity --
The "one" and the "many" in the Eucharistic consciousness of the early church --
The composition and structure of the Eucharistic community as reflections of Catholicity --
The Eucharistic community and the "Catholic church in the world" --
Apostolic continuity and succession --
The two approaches, "historical" and "eschatological," to apostolic continunity --
Towards a synthesis of the "historical" and the eschatological" approach --
Concrete consequences for the life of the church --
Conclusion for the ecumenical debate --
Ministry and communion --
The theological perspective --
The relational character of ministry --
The "sacramental" character of the ministry --
Ministry and unity --
The "validity" of the ministry --
The local church in a perspective of communion --
The historical and ecclesiological background --
Questions concerning the theology of the local church today.
Series Title: Contemporary Greek theologians, no. 4.
Responsibility: John D. Zizioulas ; with a foreword by John Meyendorff.

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