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Author Zizioulas, Jean, 1931-
Title Communion and otherness : further studies in personhood and the church / John D. Zizioulas ; edited by Paul McPartlan.
Imprint London ; New York : T & T Clark, 2006.

Author Zizioulas, Jean, 1931-
Subject Orthodox Eastern Church -- Doctrines.
Theological anthropology -- Christianity.
Alt Name McPartlan, Paul.
Add Title Communion & otherness
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 315 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Foreword; Preface; Introduction: Communion and Otherness; Chapter 1 ON BEING OTHER: Towards an Ontology of Otherness; Introduction; I. Otherness and the Being of Creation; 1. The Gulf between Uncreated and Created Being; 2. Bridging the Gulf of Otherness; II. Otherness and the Being of God; III. Otherness and the Being of Christ; IV. Otherness and the Being of the Church; V. Otherness and the Human Being; 1. Otherness as Constitutive of the Human Being; 2. Otherness as the Tragedy of the Human Being; 3. Otherness and the ''New Being''
Chapter 2 ON BEING A PERSON: Towards an Ontology of PersonhoodI. The Personal Question as an Ontological Question; II. Presuppositions for an Ontology of Personhood; III. Conclusions for an Ontology of Personhood; Chapter 3 THE FATHER AS CAUSE: Personhood Generating Otherness; I. The Patristic Background; 1. The Early Creeds; 2. The Cappadocians; II. In Defence of the Cappadocians; 1. Being and Personhood; 2. Causality and Communion; 3. Causality and the Ultimate Reality in God; 4. Causality and Ordering; 5. Consequences for Anthropology; 6. Consequences for Ecclesiology.
7. Consequences for MonotheismChapter 4 THE TRINITY AND PERSONHOOD: Appreciating the Cappadocian Contribution; Introduction; I. The Historical Context; 1. Sabellianism; 2. Eunomianism; II. The Philosophical Implications; III. The Anthropological Consequences; Conclusion; Appendix: Person and Individual -- a ''Misreading'' of the Cappadocians?; Chapter 5 PNEUMATOLOGY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PERSON: A Commentary on the Second Ecumenical Council; Introduction; I. From Nicaea to Constantinople: The Crucial Issues and the New Theological Ideas.
1. The Establishment of the Dialectic between ''Created'' and ''Uncreated''2. The Questioning of the Substantialist Language and the Emergence of the Notion of Person; 3. The Emergence of Doxological Theology and the Contrast between ''Theologia'' and ''Oikonomia''; II. Important Points of the Pneumatology of the Second Ecumenical Council; 1. The Holy Spirit Is God; 2. The Holy Spirit Proceeds from the Father; III. From Constantinople to Today; Conclusion; Chapter 6 HUMAN CAPACITY AND HUMAN INCAPACITY: A Theological Exploration of Personhood; Introduction; I. The Substantialist Approach.
II. Personhood as Ekstasis and Hypostasis of BeingIII. Personhood in the Light of Christology and Pneumatology; Conclusion; Chapter 7 ''CREATED'' AND ''UNCREATED'': The Existential Significance of Chalcedonian Christology; I. The Appearance of the Created-Uncreated Dialectic; II. The Existential Significance of the Created-Uncreated Dialectic; III. Transforming the Created-Uncreated Dialectic by Christology; IV. Some Problems for Further Discussion; 1. The Meaning of Death; 2. The Question of the Immortality of the Soul; 3. The Salvation of the World by Christ.
Summary ''Communion and otherness: how can these be reconciled?'' In this wide-ranging study, the distinguished Orthodox theologian, Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon, seeks to answer that question. In his celebrated book, Being as Communion (1985), he emphasised the importance of communion for life and for unity. In this important companion volume he now explores the complementary fact that communion is the basis for true otherness and identity. With a constant awareness of the deepest existential questions of today, Metropolitan John probes the Christian tradition and highlights the exist.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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ISBN 9780567360144 (electronic bk.)
0567360148 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 650305535
Additional Format Print version: Zizioulas, Jean, 1931- Communion and otherness. London ; New York : T & T Clark, 2006 9780567031488 (DLC) 2007271219 (OCoLC)84839007.

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