The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church has ratings and 36 reviews. David said: I had read this book several years ago when I first had learned a. by Vladimir Lossky First published Sort by Teología mística de la Iglesia de Oriente (Paperback) Teologia mistică a Bisericii de Răsărit (Paperback). Vladimir Lossky, Teologia mistică a Bisericii de Răsărit, trad. Vasile. Răducă, Editura Anastasia, Bucureşti, , pp. See also David C. Dawson Vásguez.

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You probably mistixa previous general knowledge of the Christian faith to get through this book. His sentences are long, and his pages are dense.

Certainly not the yeologia from even 1 year ago, let alone See also John Teologja. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The icon is a phenomenon that makes itself known only through distance and filiation Paperbackpages. Still, he captures the organic quality of Orthodoxy–the interconnectedness of dogma, ritual, and mysticism–as well as any other writer who has tackled this subject. Mar 29, David Mosley rated it it was losxky. Aug 04, Maximilian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Readdressing the issue of religion in a postmetaphysical context has its advantages and disadvantages.

Scanlon Bloomington – Indianapolis: This givenness does not abolish distance; it acknowledges its incommensurability and traverses it32 in as far as it is understood that St. However, it is deeply profound once certain puzzle pieces fit together. I can visit an Orthodox liturgy and badger the priest there with all those types of questions. Plotinus and the neo-Platonists were especially well handled by Lossky, I thought.

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However, it really deserves a 4 or 5 once the ideas inside the book are absorbed. Lossky, in line with other twentienth-century Orthodox, probably overstates the difference between East and West in both theological method and doctrine. That is why, despite all their philosophical learning and their natural bent towards speculation, the Fathers of the eastern tradition in remaining faithful to the apophatic principle of theology, never allowed their thought to cross the threshold of the mystery, or to substitute idols of God for God Himself.


Haven’t finished it yet, and probably wont, but i am very glad to have had a window into another tradition’s world.

It’s rather academic for me, and a little misica – I read the first few chapters and didn’t find that I was finding out much about the title subject. Other than that, listen to this http: Studii asupra fenomenelor saturate, trans.

I am not sure what it rasqrit about writers in 20th-century France that led them to write everything like a passive-aggressive polemic, but whatever it was, it detracted from the book for me.

This is a book that changed my life and made me want to be a Christian after years of immersing myself in other ‘Eastern’ Religions. This was my first book that was all about Orthodox theology. Deisis, He doesn’t really talk about icons and such.

The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church

How can I read a book on line? Lossky lays the foundation for readers so that the answers an eastern orthodox priest would give me will make deeper sense. Apology for the Impossible: May 21, Brian Wilcox rated it it was amazing. Humanitas, I loved the bit about how Adam and Eve existed as spiritual bodies and only got skin after the Fall.

Read from March Sep 24, Sarah rated it really liked it. Skip to main content. Jun 10, David Withun rated it it was amazing Shelves: When a United Methodist pastor, my Bishop, knowing my strong mystical leanings, encouraged me to find inspiration in Eastern Orthodoxy. What I appreciated most what that each chapter leads to the next, and each chapter builds on one another.

It’s clear that Lossky wants to “work on” the reader, and I Lossky’s work is a useful, impassioned overview of Eastern Orthodox theology and spirituality and what makes it different from Roman Catholic and Western spirituality. The gaze is the one fabricating the idol, not vice-versa The inconceivable God can only be known within the interval of the distance, whose stakes have to do with the interdiction of any ontic treatment with respect to God29 which would transform Him into a being 19 Ibid.


Dense, difficult, and occasionally overwhelming, Lossky’s Mystical Theology is one of the twentieth century’s most important works of Eastern Orthodox theology.

I liked it, and found it interesting, but I found its rhetorical style off-putting.

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Oct 08, Jon Sedlak rated it really liked it. Instead, Lossky gives us the story of the Trinity.

Lossky quotes profusely from the great mystical theologians of the Eastern Church, from various epochs and geographic locations to display the inherent unity of thought on mysticism in the Eastern tradition. All of this, is put forward in a clear, eloquent and passionate witness; needless to say this will not be my last reading of Vladimir Lossky’s Magnum Opus. And so, he shows us how the spirituality of the East formed their theology, and how the theology of the patristic church fathers AD forms the spirituality of llossky in the Eastern Orthodox faith.

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Want to Read saving…. If Marion analyses theophany in the outlines of saturated phenomena, Lossky yet again stresses the importance of dogmatic antinomies which make up a crossing towards apophaticism and not just the simple affirmations that need to be annihilated by negative theology or by metaphysical critique. Nov 02, Brian Glass rated it it was amazing Shelves: To me, the heart of the book is in the chapter on “The Way of Union,” but it would be meaningless without the preceding chapters.

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