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Dumitru Staniloae: Personhood and the Immortality of the Soul

God has constituted the human person as a unity of body and soul. The soul cannot be reduced to matter. It permeates the material body and is joined to it yet also transcends it. The soul is what makes a … Continue reading

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Dumitru Staniloae: Surrender unto Death

Death is the great enemy of humanity. Only by an act of sustained denial do we not see it for what it is—the destruction of personal identity, the destruction of love and community, the destruction of meaning and hope. Atheists … Continue reading

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Victory Over Death and the Acquisition of a Resurrection Hypostasis

Christ Jesus is the savior of the world because in his divine person (hypostasis) he has united created nature and taken it through the crucible of death into a glorified eternal existence. John Zizioulas elaborates: This victory is achieved in … Continue reading

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When Are Immortal Creatures Immortal?

“What is created is, of its nature, mortal.” I quoted the above sentence in my previous article, “The Ontological Entropy of the Zizioulian Universe.” I hoped it might evoke a comment or two. Assuming the accuracy of the translation, there … Continue reading

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The Ontological Entropy of the Zizioulian Universe

“Existence is relentlessly threatened by death,” writes Met John Zizioulas. “To say that the world is created, in other words that ‘there was a time when it was not,’ does not simply mean that it could just as well not … Continue reading

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