Tradition Alive: On the Church and the Christian Life in Our Time [NOOK Book]

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Michael Plekon's Tradition Alive presents a collection of essays highlighting not only the vibrant tradition of 20th century Eastern Orthodox thought, but also the necessity of its inclusion in the theological canon constructed mainly by Western Christian thinkers. Ranging from the thought of the first generation of Russian ZmigrZs to contemporary Eastern Orthodox theologians, the essays in Tradition Alive point toward a positive theology that is convinced of the immanence of the holy spirit despite a world torn ...
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Tradition Alive: On the Church and the Christian Life in Our Time

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Overview

Michael Plekon's Tradition Alive presents a collection of essays highlighting not only the vibrant tradition of 20th century Eastern Orthodox thought, but also the necessity of its inclusion in the theological canon constructed mainly by Western Christian thinkers. Ranging from the thought of the first generation of Russian ZmigrZs to contemporary Eastern Orthodox theologians, the essays in Tradition Alive point toward a positive theology that is convinced of the immanence of the holy spirit despite a world torn apart by revolution, violence, and despair. The contributors profess their faith in the transforming presence of Christ and the divine dimensions of the church by looking to the meaning and power of tradition in the practices of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. By focusing on the Orthodox Church's ecclesial and liturgical character, the authors emphasize the living character of the Christian tradition. With many contributions difficult, if not impossible, to access until now, Tradition Alive presents a brave and distinctive effort to enliven Western theology by looking to the theology of the East.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461619956
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/22/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Michael P. Plekon is a professor in the department of sociology/anthropology and the program in religion and culture at Baruch College, City University of New York. He is also an ordained priest in the Orthodox Church in America.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Living the Tradition
Part 2 Nicolas Afanasiev
Chapter 3 Una sancta
Chapter 4 The Church's Canons: Changeable or Unchangeable?
Chapter 5 The Eucharist: The Principal Link between Catholics and the Orthodox
Part 6 Sergius Bulgakov
Chapter 7 By Jacob's Well
Chapter 8 Dogma and Dogmatic Theology
Part 9 Nicolas Berdiaev
Chapter 10 The Bourgeois Mind
Chapter 11 The Worth of Christianity and the Unworthiness of Christians
Part 12 Cyprian Kern
Chapter 13 Two Models of the Pastorate: Levitical and Prophetic
Part 14 John Meyendorff
Chapter 15 Church and Ministry: For an Orthodox-Lutheran Dialogue
Chapter 16 Does Christian Tradition Have a Future?
Part 17 Alexander Men
Chapter 18 Fifth Talk on the Creed
Chapter 19 Sixth Talk on the Creed: On Niacaeo, the Constantinopolitan Symbol
Part 20 Paul Evdokimov
Chapter 21 Christ and the Church
Part 22 Elisabeth Behr-Sigel
Chapter 23 The Energizing Force of Tradition
Part 24 Mother Maria Skobtsova
Chapter 25 Birth and Death
Part 26 Anton Kartashev
Chapter 27 The Paths Ttowards the Reunion of the Churches
Part 28 Lev Zander
Chapter 29 On the Essence of Ecumenical Participation
Part 30 Alexander Schmemann
Chapter 31 Palm Sunday
Chapter 32 Concerning the Personal Nature of Faith
Chapter 33 Be Like Children
Chapter 34 Conclusion
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