Being as Communion: Studies in Personhood and the Church

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St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1985 - Music - 269 pages
In the context of a complete theology, which includes extended consideration of the major theological topics the Trinity, Christology, eschatology, ministry, and sacrament, but above all the Eucharist, Zizioulas propounds a fresh understanding, based on the early Fathers and the Orthodox tradition, of the concept of person, and so of the Church itself. His consideration of the local church as 'catholic' in the literal sense, and the need to understand the universal Church not as a superstructure but as the communion of all Churches, provides the program for the ecclesiology of the future.

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A very important book

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This book is an excellent source for the history of the definition of the Trinity. And it explains ecclesiology in terms of the Trinity. The author is Greek Orthodox, and his work is widely read by major Catholic theologians (and hierarchs) as well as by Orthodox ones. Read full review

fire-breathed theology

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This is not a study for the feint-hearted. But this theological work, I have found to be a stirring for my own pursuit of a deeper relationship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Perhaps it ... Read full review

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