Who is Our God? (kirja)


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Metropolitan Timiadis Emilianos: Who is Our God? Past and Present Theology on God
ISSN 0787-815X
ISBN 978-952-458-917-8
Julkaisija ja kustantaja: Joensuun yliopiston teologisia julkaisuja
Julkaisupäivämäärä: 2007
Sivumäärä: 208 sivua
Koko: 250 x 177 mm
Sidos: Nidottu / pehmeäkantinen

Takakannen teksti:

Theology literally means "the doctrine of God". Although theological studies are published in great numbers, astonishingly few deal with God himself. Instead, such studies discuss subjects more or less related to God. Emilianos Timiadis, metropolitan of Silivria, discusses the topic most central in Christian faith in this study. The dogmas about God from the time of the Early Church are presented here, but also the insights of Palamism and modern theology. Difficult problems such as atheism, agnosticism, and the "death of God" are also dealt with. The frequent use of Greek and Latin terms indicates that Timiadis has the theologically educated reader in mind when writing this book, but it will certainly be useful for all readers wishing to know more about the doctrine of God in Christianity in general and in Orthodoxy in particular.

Table of Contents / Sisällysluettelo

  • Who is our God?
  • Introduction
  • Who is our God?
  • Seeking God
  • Perpetual Fascination with God
  • The Essence and the Energies of God
  • God, Father, Is Person
  • Ousia - Prosopon
  • Interpersonal Relationship
  • God's Intervention
  • Life - a Subject Improvement
  • God's Partners
  • Trinitarian Relations
  • Ousia and Hypostasis
  • An Acting and Saving God
  • God's Economy at Work
  • God's Omnipresence
  • Theognosia Leads to Theophilia
  • The Self-sufficiency of God
  • The Self-communication of God to the World
  • The Absence of the Paraclete
  • The Impact of Personal Relationship with God
  • Unique Insight
  • Presence of Absence of God?
  • History - Past, Present and for the Rest of Time
  • The Seeming Absence of God in History
  • Divine Essence and Energies: Gregory Palamas
  • The Trinity and the Spiritual Life
  • Essence and Energies
  • Apophatism
  • Formulating Theologically in Philosophic Terms
  • Language as Vehicle for Formulation
  • The Trinity to Succour Mankind
  • The Trinity and the Spiritual Life
  • God's Immutability and Communicability
  • The Patristic Method
  • God's Activity
  • The Originality of Patristic Usage
  • God's Action in Time and beyond Space and Time
  • Working out our Salvation
  • The Ecclesiological Dimension
  • The Self-existence of God
  • God's Immutability
  • The Freedom of the Creative Activity of God
  • The Independence of God
  • The Unseen God Acting Invisibly
  • By Love He Created the World
  • Creation and Cybernetics
  • God's Continuous Care for Mankind
  • Impact of Theology
  • Humanity beyond Humanism
  • The Mystery of God's Presence
  • New Trends: Religious, A-religious and Irreligious
  • Two Attitudes
  • Free Decision in Regard to Faith
  • Unorganized Religion
  • Forces that Are not Mutually Exclusive
  • Faith That Will Conquer the World
  • The Dialogue with Atheists
  • Re-interpreting the Faith
  • Reason Has Need of the Faith
  • ... and the Faith Has Need of Reason
  • Atheism
  • One Can Know God through Reason
  • Purification of the Idea of God
  • Language and Analogies in the Service of our Faith
  • God in History, in the Psalms
  • The Ways of God to Man
  • Personal Communion
  • God at Work in History
  • Christ is the Key to Human History
  • Neither a Myth nor a Simple Historic Event
  • Man's Relationship with God in History
  • God and “Gods” together
  • The Consequences of a Deviant Humanism
  • Towards a Diagnosis
  • Ungodly Beings?
  • The Divine Economy and the Creation
  • Communication through Energies and not Divine Ousia
  • Trinitarian Action
  • The Cosmic Mission of the Spirit
  • Concurrent Streams
  • God's Mystery in the Mysteries
  • Conclusion