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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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Robinson, the author of a once-notorious book, Honest to God and many others like itin which he challenged many aspects of traditional Christian doctrine and ethics, is scarcely a reliable guide to any area of theology, and certainly does not belong in a book entitled The Orthodox Way. When my grandfather admitted his Protestant roots, the priest kindly-yet-forcefully requested that kallistoss grandparents leave the church.

The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware

Doctrinal issues are seen not as abstract propositions for thological debate but as affecting the whole of life. Often, when reading various passages, I felt that this book should be re-named “The Christian Way” because of the orthodox otrhodox presented. Like Abraham journeys from his familiar home into an unknown country; Moses progresses from light into darkness, so it proves the same for us who follow the spiritual Way.

God cannot be day by the mind.

First, regarding the agony in Gethsemane, His Grace quotes the eighteenth-century Anglican divine, William Law, to the effect that our Wway experienced “the anguishing terrors of a lost soul Here is an extract from it: The author, Bishop Kallistos Ware believes that “Christianity is a liturgical religion–worship comes firs I found this book to be most enlightening regarding tenets of the Orthodox Church.

Before citing this verse, Bishop Kallistos distinguishes two kinds of death: They have many books that easily layout their views and apologetics, including their very detailed catechism. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. There are many others, however, who have never undergone particular experiences of this type, but who can yet affirm that, present throughout their life as a whole, there is a total experience of the living God, a conviction existing on a level more fundamental than all their doubts.


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He asks whether the phrase in the Apostles Creed recognized as being of authentic provenance by the Orthodox Church, but never used by Her liturgically”He descended into hell,” means only that Christ went to preach to the departed spirits between Great Friday evening and Pascha morning, as St.

It was enlightening to read a clearly written book about it that explains the logic as well as the passions behind the Orthodox faith. He neglects to inform his readers that it is a Gnostic text; indeed, “a meditation on the Gnostic gospel of salvation” Encyclopedia of Early Christianity [New York: Guidance from others is needed but can never be substitute for direct, personal experience.

That is to say, a God whom we claim to understand exhaustively through the resources of our reasoning brain turns out to be no more than an idol, fashion in our own image. Kallistos Ware frequently gleans wisdom from past saints such as the Church Fathers and modern theologians. This idea is also to be found in an epistle by St.

The Orthodox Way

Suffice it to say, it is a “must read” for any Christian who want to understand thhe much as we are able the Trinitarian nature of God – an understanding that took seven ecumenical councils to clarify.

A kinder, gentler Devil? Let us see just how un-Orthodox some of these individuals are in their thinking.

waee It is quite probable that William Law, who, as a Non-Juror, would have been much more receptive to Orthodox theology than most of his coreligionists, had some good ideas, but when there is such a wealth of Patristic sources from which he could have drawn, and with which he is certainly familiar, why does Bishop Kallistos not make use of these?

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Think of the man who kallisots to Jesus,?

And therefore, the way of affirmation is balanced by the way of negation. All in all, a great read that is true to its purpose. Origen and Synesios could perfectly well have been called “ecclesiastical writers,” for that is precisely what they were; they were definitely not “Fathers.

From what sorts of wells are we to imbibe this “something more”? It’ll bring a new meaning to everything in life. There is, therefore, no contradiction between the assumption by Christ of unfallen human nature and His acceptance of the physical consequences of our fallenness.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Also excellent read for Roman Catholics. This has given me a newly found respect for qare theology of Orthodox and, by extension, Catholic Christianity, even though I do not actually believe in the tenets.

We are not denying that, orthhodox a certain sense, both Heaven and Hell are places. Ware asserts that Christianity is a path along which we journey. He is beyond and above all that we can think and express, yet closer to us than our own heart.

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The Orthodox Study Bible, Hardcover: Ware apparently makes crypto nestorian remarks in a few of the chapters which as a person still very new into the theology of Orthodoxy I’d rather not read and get influenced into heresy.

Although I am an atheist, Orthodoxy is part of my cultural background and tradition. He deliberately sought solitude so that He could devote Himself to prayer, away from the crowds that habitually followed Him wherever He went. Nonetheless, immediately before this, he asserts that Christ “assumed not just unfallen, but fallen human nature” ibid.