Purification of Memory: A Study of Orthodox Theologians from by Ambrose Mong

By Ambrose Mong

Among the key Christian denominations, the Orthodox Church is the least identified and broadly misunderstood. this is often extra critical in Asia the place the Orthodox Church is a minority and is perceived as an unique department of Christianity. yet in truth, the japanese Church has been in China because the 17th century.

The objective of this paintings is to acquaint lay humans, theological scholars and seminarians with the educating of Orthodoxy via a examine of significant smooth Orthodox theologians. Mong argues that during spite of the diversities and painful clashes among the jap and Western church buildings, there's a lot that they proportion in universal. Key themes like ecclesiology, ecumenism, catholicity, traditions and liberation theology are explored within the works of Jaroslav Pelikan, Nicolas Berdyaev, Nicolas Afanasiev, Georges Florovsky, Sergei Bulgakov, John Meyendorff, John Zizioulas and Vladimir Lossky, including their Catholic opposite numbers like Joseph Ratzinger, Yves Congar, Henri de Lubac, Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar. This learn highlights their extraordinary similarities and indicates, that from an ecumenical viewpoint, their universal history and issues on the earth could be a foundation for discussion and the therapeutic of memory.

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