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Christos Yannaras: Asceticism as Repentance, Repentance as Failure

“For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matt 16:25)—here is the heart of Orthodox Christian ethics, Christos Yannaras passionately avers. This may come as a surprise to … Continue reading

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Christos Yannaras: The God of Orthodoxy Meets the Deity of the West

“For the Church,” avers Christos Yannaras, “sin is not a legal but an existential fact. It is not simply a transgression, but an active refusal on man’s part to be what he truly is: the image and ‘glory,’ or manifestation, … Continue reading

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Preaching Gospel as Gospel: When Law Becomes Torah

There is an old story about a Lutheran pastor who, after a long ministry of rightly distinguishing law and gospel, announced on his death bed: “I shall most certainly go to heaven, as I cannot remember ever having done a … Continue reading

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