THE. ORTHODOX. WAY. Archimandrite Kallistos Ware. ST. VLADIMIR’S SEMINARY PRESS. CRESTWOOD, NY I This book is a general account of the doctrine, worship and life of Orthodox Throughout the book, Bishop Kallistos Ware shows the meaning of Orthodox. We are going to use the book, The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware. It?s a brilliant text that gets at the heart and essence of Orthodox Christianity. His other book.
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Such doubt, however, is perhaps more akin to wonder than to disbelief. Lists with This Book. Ware apparently makes crypto nestorian remarks in a few of the orthodpx which as a person still very new into the theology of Orthodoxy I’d rather not read and get influenced into heresy. In the early days of the Church, Christianity was called “The Way. One must regret lapses in fidelity even in the face of a contemporary preoccupation with creativity. Noting that the Gospels do not tell us much about Christs inward suffering, His Grace provides the reader with two “glimpses” into the anguish that Christ endured before and during His Crucifixion.
He realizes that God is wholly Other, invisible, inconceivable, radically transcendent, beyond all words and understanding. Ware is obviously a believer and a brilliant mind and scholar to boot.
The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware
I think some of these “Intro to Orthodoxy” books tend to put newcomers off because they are tempted to feel offended. Christian Classics, ], p. But alienation from othodox or thee what? Michel Tournier, philosophy and fiction Colin Davis Snippet view – It is in the fourth chapter, however, that he commits several frightful theological blunders and, once again, departs from the exactitude of Patristic thinking.
Let not waters out of thy fountain be spilt by thee, but let thy waters go into thy streets. Indeed, in wqy of his few passing comments on ecclesiology, His Grace acknowledges that any traveller on “the Way” an ancient name for Christianity must be a member of the Church and that “the Orthodox tradition is intensely conscious of the ecclesial character of all true Christianity” p.
In so doing, it helps to fill the need for modern Orthodox catechism. Burn the Heretics Whenever my grandfather discusses Greece, he mentions his singular experience in the Greek Isles. One is amazed by the complete absence in The Orthodox Way of references to, or quotations from, such beacons of Orthodoxy as St. Lewis, Tolkien, and Dostoevsky, making me feel that I am not as estranged from this tradition as I had previously thought.
If the soul ever peeps out through the window of the intellect, she is overwhelmed by the brightness, like lightning, of the pledge of the Holy Spirit that is within her. This is an introductory book, the author has written a much more extensive one elsewhere. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Return to Book Page. Buy the selected items together This item: One must question the prudence of presenting an impeccably Orthodox account of the Holy Trinity, while in this chapter departing significantly from a correct exposition of Orthodox Christology.
And this is what we are saying to God in the Creed. Next, he observes, again quite correctly, that the Logos had to assume not only human flesh, but also a human soul, if precisely because Adams sin was spiritual rather than physical in origin.
An eye opening book that reveals historic Christianity in all its glory, before the Great Schism of God as hidden yet revealed; the problem of evil; the nature of salvation; the meaning of faith; prayer; death and what lies beyond.
Chapters Five and Six, in which the author deals with God as Spirit and God as prayer, are both generally fine. But if ghe want to get more tue the heart of Orthodoxy, at least as I understand it as a non-Orthodox, The Orthodox Way is a wonderful place to start. If we can allow, as the Church has always done, that pagan kalkistos like Plato and Aristotle had some perception, albeit shadowy, of the eternal verities, then we can certainly extend this to thinkers outside our present-day circles.
Customers who bought this item also bought. That title itself harkens to John In fact, I would reclassify this book as being “basic Christian theology,” since I can’t imagine any trinitarian Christian rejecting any of the content here except Catholics with the filioque. Hilary of Poitiers, “On the Trinity,” X. According to Father Georges Florovsky, Theodore taught that Christ “struggled trying to overcome passion and even lust,” in which He was “assisted by the Spirit with Its “moral influences.
Michel Tournier, philosophy and fiction Colin Davis Snippet view – Special claims aside, Wards comments are compelling. He guides the reader through the basic kallietos of the faith. Don’t have a Kindle?
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I’ve made multiple attempts to write a review that will do this book justice, and fell short. It is often just sitting on my desk for easy access as I go back to it that often.
I love Ware’s distinction between the image and the likeness of God: He could have divided it into ancient and modern authors, without prejudging whether such figures as Origen and Synesios are “Greek Fathers,” as he characterizes them.