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The Knowledge of God According to Dumitru Staniloae

by Fr Jonathan Tobias “It is not the same to say something about God as it is to gain and see God”—so St Gregory Palamas said to Barlaam (quoted in The Experience of God, p. 115). Here is Fr Dumitru Staniloae’s … Continue reading

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Dumitru Staniloae: The Knowledge of Faith

Dumitru Staniloae begins his chapter on the knowledge of God by distinguishing between rational knowledge and apophatic knowledge; and over the course of the chapter he unpacks, contrasts, and synthesizes these two forms of knowledge. I was surprised, therefore, when … Continue reading

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Dumitru Staniloae: The Rational and Apophatic Knowledge of God

For the past two months I have been reading the first volume of the dogmatics of Dumitru Staniloae in concert with the Fellowship of St Maximus. Staniloae enjoys the reputation of being the finest Orthodox theologian of the 20th century. He … Continue reading

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The Unbegotten Eunomius

Eunomius begins his Apology with a traditional creedal statement: We believe in one God, the Father almighty, from whom are all things; And in one only-begotten Son of God, God the Word, our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all … Continue reading

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St Athanasius: The Incarnation as Revelation

If the knowledge of God was to be restored and the human race saved, it was necessary that the eternal Word and Image of the Father assume a human body. Only the radical solution of the incarnation could have achieved … Continue reading

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St Athanasius: The Life of Man is the Knowledge of the Father

Created from out of nothing, man is, by nature, incapable of apprehending the transcendent Creator; yet because he is also created in the image of the divine Image, he is given the possibility and privilege, by grace, of knowing God. … Continue reading

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