What should I read next?

With my blog articles on the Theological Orations now concluded, it’s time for me to move on to someone different. I do hope to return to St Gregory the Theologian at some point. I want to better understand his christology and compare it to St Cyril of Alexandria; but I don’t see that happening for many months.

At the moment I am trying to decide between the following projects:

1) Khaled Anatolios, Retrieving Nicaea

2) Some of the homilies of St Isaac the Syrian, with special emphasis on eschatology

3) St Athanasius, On the Incarnation

4) St Basil, Contra Eunomius

5) More reading in John Zizioulas

6) The first volume of Dumitru Staniloae’s systematic theology

I welcome suggestions.

I should add that it will probably be several days, if not a week or longer, before I am able to publish a substantive post. I need to relax a bit. Maybe read a Jane Austen novel or a few Sherlock Holmes stories.

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5 Responses to What should I read next?

  1. SteveL says:

    I’ve really enjoyed your commentaries on St. Gregory of Nazianzus. Eventually I want to see someone do an extended blog treatment of St. Symeon the New Theologian. For now, my vote is St. Basil.

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  2. matushkamc says:

    I vote for St. Athanasius “On the Incarnation”.

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  3. elijahmaria says:

    St. Basil would extend the theme of St. Gregory and perhaps allow a bit of circling back around. But in Romania this has been declared the year of Dumitru Staniloae, so perhaps in that spirit you might want to just change gears entirely for a bit….Father Dumitru has my vote.

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  4. Jonathan Prejean says:

    For what it’s worth, I really like the Anatolios book. There are a couple of chapters in there that would be worth the price of admission on their own.

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  5. Fr Aidan Kimel says:

    I have decided to read some St Isaac of Ninevah. I just need to read his thoughts of the Last Things. I will then read Anatolios’s book on the Trinity, probably followed by St Athanasius. I have to put off St Basil just because I need to get away from Eunomius for a little while. 🙂

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