Saint Grégoire Palamas et la mystiue orthodoxe summary î 8

review Saint Grégoire Palamas et la mystiue orthodoxe

Saint Grégoire Palamas et la mystiue orthodoxe summary î 8 ´ ❮PDF / Epub❯ ★ Saint Grégoire Palamas et la mystiue orthodoxe ✓ Author John Meyendorff – St Gregory Palamas a fourteenth century Byzantine saint and Church Father incorporated traditional Eastern monastic spirituSpiritual joy comes to the body from the mind it suffers no Grégoire Palamas et la mystiue PDF diminution by this communion with the body but rather transfigures the body spiritualizing it rejecting all evil desires of the flesh it no longer weighs down the soul but rises up with it the whole man becoming spirit as it is written 'He who is born of the Spirit is spirit' JohnTriadsThis r. Meyendorff does a fantastic job of tracing Eastern Christian spirituality as well as the theology which forms the basis of this spirituality through the Fathers to St Gregory Palamas who articulated it with unmatched clarity and precision He then traces hesychasm from Palamas to the twentieth century highlighting some of the particular distinctives various Eastern Orthodox traditions have developed focusing uite a bit on some of the Orthodox Church's important Saints of the last several hundred years I withhold a fifth star only because the book was lacking bibliographically and especially editorially which is a shame for such an excellent book by an otherwise reputable publisher

John Meyendorff ✓ 8 review

Ichly documented and lavishly illustrated study of Orthodox spirituality traces the development of 'Orthodox mysticism' from the desert fathers through the patristic tradition to Byzantine hesychasm and its heritage in Russian monasticism It shows how the work of Palamas transcends the limits of one school of spirituality and renews in its deepest essence the life of the Christian Myste. A rich and engaging reading of the history and theology of Eastern Orthodox spirituality and the monastic movement of hesychasm This book seems to be a classic read on this subject as I have found Meyendorff to be uoted extensively in regards to Gregory Palamas A good read for anyone interested in this topic Plus I loved all of the artwork icons and photography included with the book

characters Ø eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ John Meyendorff

Saint Grégoire Palamas et la mystiue orthodoxeSt Gregory Palamas a fourteenth Palamas et PDF #199 century Byzantine saint and Church Father incorporated traditional Eastern monastic spirituality into Saint Grégoire Kindle a comprehensive theological vision His understanding of hesychasm the monastic movement centered on solitude and unceasing prayer is Grégoire Palamas et PDFEPUB #230 grounded in an incarnational theology When. The first half of this book deals with Eastern monastic practices highlighting its strengths and perils This section of the book is of interest primarily to academics who focus on monasticism The second half of the book outlines St Gregory’s life his conflict with Barlaam and the resulting theology The book concludes with a look at modern hesychasm in Russia Meyendorff notes that Palamas did not exactly oppose Aristotelianism per se thus blunting a common charge made by Catholic scholars notably von Balthasar He saw it as a useful system provided that one did not get carried away into excesses with it I assume most readers are familiar with the details of Barlaam Of importance is Barlaam’s actual theology Barlaam following a nominalistic agnosticism thought that the monks were saying one could bodily see the divine essence 1 Barlaam said that all knowledge is sense perception 2 God being defined as a Platonic postulate is beyond sense perception Therefore any knowledgecommunion with God can only come from “intermediaries” 102Palamas responds thuslyHe is going to say that we do have a direct experience with God but we do not know the “essence” of God How can he say this First God is essentially apart from other creatures because he is “uncreated” Therefore when creatures participate in God they participate in “uncreated life” Still this does not yet address Barlaam’s challenge Palamas will thus say that revelation participation deification is a free act energy of the living God 118 119 Therefore we see a distinction between the divine act of revelation and the unknowable essence This does not introduce a fourth term in the Godhead since God in his simplicity is fully present both in the essence and the energy Conclusions and Implications of Palamism1 There is no autonomous reality between God and creatures because God himself in his condescension is that reality 122 2 The victory of Palamism protected the East from the onslaught of the Renaissance 94 3 Palamas reestablished the dignity of matter since the body fully participates in the energies of God 108 A corollary of this is a revitalization in the sacraments for the new life in Christ is present in the sacraments I close with a uote from MeyendorffAdecision was set before the Orthodox Church in the fourteenth century a choice between a unitary integral concept of man based on the Bible affirming the immediate efficacy of redemptive grace in every sphere of human activity or the choice of an intellectualized spiritualism claiming independence for the human intellectand denying that any real deification is possible here below There is no doubt that the secularism of the modern age is the direct conseuence of that second choice 171