Father John Savvas Romanides - was a prominent 20th century Orthodox Christian priest , theologian , and writer. Protopresbyter John S. After finishing his studies at Yale he was transferred for the summer of to Holy Trinity Cathedral in New York City until he left for studies at St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris
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This neo-traditionalist ecclesiology stresses the unity of the sacraments of baptism, chrismation and Eucharist as equally necessary for membership in the Church, identified exclusively with the Orthodox Church. It exploits a weakness in Orthodox Eucharistic ecclesiology: the Church, identified with the Orthodox Eucharistic community, can be interpreted as excluding non-Orthodox Christians from the Church.
The article demonstrates that this anti-ecumenical exclusivist ecclesiology is contrary to several major aspects of the Orthodox tradition. Save to Library. Theology New and Old in Greece. Metaphysical Vacuity and Mystagogical Praxis.
Metaphysics is no longer the privileged form of appearance and working frame of philosophy. The paradigm of praxis becomes generalized in contemporary society in conjunction with the so-called It is from these facts and indications that the present article proposes to examine and critically evaluate the status of the religious and metaphysical approaches to theology, by detaching and isolating religion and metaphysics from theology, and to explore the potentialities of the mystagogical praxis of the Eastern Orthodox Church in its dogmatic presuppositions.
The role of dogma, as well of logic, is clarified within the context of Orthodox theology, and the notion of the divine logoi is explored in correlation with its practical presuppositions. A brief critique of personalist philosophical theology is attempted and a confrontation with several contemporary philosophical tendencies is outlined.
James L. This three-part analysis of modernity assesses the impact that Western thought and philosophy has had on today's world. Making use of neglected research from the fringes of academia, "Anatomyzing Divinity" traces the circuitous path of Making use of neglected research from the fringes of academia, "Anatomyzing Divinity" traces the circuitous path of occult wisdom from China, India, Egypt and the Hellenistic world to Byzantium and beyond.
At the heart of the book is an investigation of the life and thought of G. Leibniz, the man who invented calculus and laid the groundwork for binary code, which in turn made computers possible. Leibniz's roots, Kelley shows, lay in the Frankish metaphysical tradition, and thus have little in common with some of his contemporaries' materialism.
Along the way, sidelights are turned on 1 the occult basis of Western political systems, as well as 2 the alchemical basis of much Western philosophy and theology. This study of Greek-American theologian John S. Romanides explores the first 5 years or so of his career, a span which includes his seminal book Ancestral Sin. Each chapter of this book is adapted from a lecture written by theologian Each chapter of this book is adapted from a lecture written by theologian James L.
Kelley, one of the world's foremost authorities on Fr. John's work. Romanides, George D. Dragas Editor : A book review, and comments. Reviving the Patristic Teaching of Christian Faith, in its Mere Orthodoxy "One of the major and permanent goals of a theologian, who wants to express the Christian faith, as it is held by the Orthodox Catholic tradition, is to be able to Reviving the Patristic Teaching of Christian Faith, in its Mere Orthodoxy "One of the major and permanent goals of a theologian, who wants to express the Christian faith, as it is held by the Orthodox Catholic tradition, is to be able to do justice to history as well as to 'systematic' thought addressed to contemporaries" John Meyendorff Patristic Teachings Revived Fr Romanides, a fresh air in the imperially petrified Byzantine theology, outlines the authentic biblical teachings which formed the basic tenets of Eastern Orthodoxy.
The doctrine of the Holy Trinity is the main subject of the second part. Romanides invests his deep ecclesiastic knowledge to serve his theological goals, starting with Paul of Samosata and Lucian as forerunners of Arianism. While he starts with criticizing Augustinian theology, he joins Hans Kung in demonizing the infallibility concept of a Pope who pretending to be the vicar of Christ plot to replace the Holy Spirit in an undeified body of the Church.
Thus, while the theosis of human beings is their participation in the uncreated glory of God, the theosis of the human nature of Christ is the being of God, while the uncreated glory of Christ is His natural and eternal power and not an acquisition. He exposes the scandalizing dogmatic statements of the Sixth on natural rather than the gnomic will persisting in Christ.
Faith and tradition, consume a big part of time available to orthodox salvation through synergy, and also the blessed triad; recipients, guardians, and Transmitters of the deposit of holy tradition, and this is where I lost Fr Romanides Romanides' Theology John Romanides, according to Fr. Meyendorff's definition, clearly expressed the Christian faith, in its mere Orthodoxy. The theology of John Romanides, has been discussed by both Orthodox and ecumenical theologians, and voted as an excellent contribution to the ecumenical view of Christian theology.
It is described as both biographical and critical, in doctrinal discussion and thematic analysis. Romanides broke grounds in Greek theology with his dissertation at the University of Athens, likewise that of John Zizioulas. He assumed treating the crucial issues on sin and salvation, from a patristic view point.
He named the source of evil as ego-centricity, and Satanic imitation, which introduced the total deprivation of the Lord's original blessings, in the 'natural good' offered to the world.
Romanides blames Augustine for some Western deformed theological doctrines, overtaken by neo-Platonism, he failed to conceive the authentic Christian tradition which developed into the distinction of God's essence from his energies, a distinction Romanides defends so as to avoid pantheism.
Following Palamas and patristic thought mastered by Cyril of Alexandria, he advocated that "we can participate in the divine nature uncreated energies but not in the divine essence. The faithful thus could attain glorification without becoming essentially divine.
Christ, The new Adam is divine by nature and free from human sinful tendency. The early church, which was persecuted in the Roman Empire, became its"heart. The local bishop elected by the local community was admitted to the regional synod, which protected the faithful from heresy. Sopko discusses, The Theology of John Romanides, "the debate on the doctrine of God in which Romanides was engaged with the faculty of the University of Athens, where he presented his dissertation on the Ancestral original Sin.
Romanides' leitmotif recurrent theme of his theology was the distinction between the uncreated energies and the essence of God. He insisted on the utter incomprehensibility and unknowability of the essence of God and saw modern theology as "Western captivity," that rejected all rationalization of the divine reality.
During this time he served at the Holy Trinity Church in Waterbury, till After finishing his studies at Yale he left for studies at St. Sergius Orthodox Theological School in Paris While working on his doctorate at the University of Athens he ran into the tradition whereby parish priests took turns celebrating.
He was active in various bilateral dialogues through the World Council of Churches, especially with the non-Chalcedonians Orientals. He was very enthusiastic in cementing the relations between these two Christian families in the Orthodox East, accepting their theological agreement as one in faith and practice as a result of the dialogue. The late Archpriest of St. Forty two years later his associate and editor has to walk through the same narrow alley.
Ortho-Dogmatics Praise " Fr John Romanides nurtured generations of Orthodox theologians with the authentic spirit of Orthodox Patristic Thought.
Maximal Stress Cooperation in light of the cardiac intellect. Cultural science allows for the description of the organic post-lapsarian device which defines human beings and their cultural enterprises.
These events, if successful, give place to a relaxation phase and its concomitant process of global rule adjustment, which then converts the primary intensity of the event in a bodily memory. Cultural liturgies are engendered which preserve and reproduce the evental energy in material forms transmitted transgenerationally.
This cultural scientific model was employed by Peter Sloterdijk in the context of his immunological theory of religion.
Christianity or the Church. I am not the author of this paper but Hieromartyr St Hilarion Troitsky wrote several heavy defense of the Orthodox Church. Kelley, "Yoga and Eastern Orthodoxy: Fr. Various doctrines of Yoga are compared and contrasted with Eastern Orthodox Christianity's teachings about the purification of the heart via the ingathering of noetic energy.
John Romanides. Inherited Guilt in Saints Augustine and Cyril. This paper provides an overview of the thought of Augustine and Cyril on the doctrine of inherited guilt. This essay opens with a sketch of the Christological and Trinitarian aspects of Father John Romanides's presentation of Orthodox spirituality, all in an effort to grasp more fully the relevance the Greek-American theologian's formulation This essay opens with a sketch of the Christological and Trinitarian aspects of Father John Romanides's presentation of Orthodox spirituality, all in an effort to grasp more fully the relevance the Greek-American theologian's formulation of Orthodox creationism.
First we will consider the problem of understanding creation as it existed before the Fall from our fallen present; it is this problem that union with Christ in His Church solves. What is the fall of man, and what is within man that makes possible his redemption from corruption? We will close out our study by outlining the Orthodox view of the relation of the created to the uncreated.
Ecstatic or Reciprocal Meaningfulness? Orthodox Eschatology between Theology, Philosophy, and Psychoanalysis. John Romanides and his Followers. Related Topics. Orthodox Theology. Follow Following. Alexander Schmemann. Gregory Palamas. Western Rite Orthodoxy. Maximus the Confessor. Gregory of Nazianzus. Christos Yannaras. Gregory of Nyssa.
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John reviews the scriptural and patristic teaching on the Creation of the World from non-being. Commenting on the Creation of Man, Fr. The ancestral sin was not an affront to God, but a sickness of man. Analysing the Transfiguration of Christ, Fr. The Mystery of Pentecost shows that the experience of Pentecost is repeated through the centuries. It is clear from the calendar of feasts.