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Zizioulas’ Pneumatology and Congar’s Spirit Substitutes

This week, one of my classmates presented on the “communion pneumatology” of John Zizioulas, a highly respected Eastern Orthodox theologian who has been active in the ecumenical movement for many years. I had previously encountered his communion ecclesiology, and his … Continue reading

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Leo III, Defender of the Ecumenical Creed

Pope Leo III was pope around the turn of the 9th century, prior to the Great Schism, but during a time when there was already controversy between East and West concerning the nature of the Trinity and the manner in … Continue reading

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The Ecclesial Status of an Ecumenical Council

Richard Gaillardetz has a fine article in America magazine reflecting on three of the important dynamics that were present at the Second Vatican Council. But it’s the introduction to this article that caught my attention, in which he discusses the … Continue reading

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Ubi Spiritus, ibi Ecclesia? The Holy Spirit, the Church, the Patristics, and Congar

Good grief, this book is dense! I’ve just read a six-page chapter by Congar on the experience of the Holy Spirit in the early church, and had to stop & blog about it. It’s led me on an interesting lark … Continue reading

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Texts for this semester

I’m taking The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit this semester, and we’re using two texts that are interestingly complementary. Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen As our professor pointed out, Kärkkäinen … Continue reading

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