Being as Communion (Zizioulas) – Free download as PDF File .pdf) or read online for Metr. John Zizioulas – Being as Communion. Uploaded by. markopolo1. Contemporary edition of Jean Zizioulas’ “Being as Communion: Studies in Personhood and the Church,” first published in English in Being as Communion has ratings and 18 reviews. this book because my much smarter and better looking friend Jeremy did a thesis on John Zizioulas.

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Have read the book several time since and each time I am edified, challenged and convicted anew of the centrality of the life and experience we are called to in the Trinity. Sep 26, Apokaluo rated it liked it Shelves: I took my time Mar 24, Dougald rated it really liked it. Christianity would come along and identify the hypostasis with the prosopon.

John Zizioulas – Being as Communion

I usually encourage people to read beyond their reading level. I possess these in a small geing so I was able to work my way through I read this book because my much smarter and better looking friend Jeremy did a thesis on John Zizioulas.


I only read the first two chapters. Stan Christopherson rated it liked it Jun 07, Explorations in Christian Eschatology Zizioulas No preview available – Quotes from Being as Communio Dustin rated ziziojlas it was amazing Mar 23, Freedom is not simply ‘freedom of will’; it is the freedom to be other in an absolute ontological sense.

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Return to Book Page. I have found vocabulary that will help jphn bring together my passing interests in eschatology and Christology to a deeper and more penetrating synthesis with pneumetology, ecclesiology, and theological communikn.

Contemporary Greek Theologians 4. May 10, FatherSwithin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Edited by Hans Kung and Walter Kasper. This book is a collection of essays, the first half dealing with Trinitarian issues and the latter half dealing with the Church.

Being as Communion: Studies in Personhood and the Church by John D. Zizioulas

Oxford University Press, ZizioulasJean Zizioulas St. This is the type of book I wish every bishop, priest, and lay christian would read and ponder, and then get together to see how they could implement some of it. Christopher rated it liked it May 21, Of course, this should go without saying for heing Orthodox theologian, but it is not always that obvious.


The Church, is a body instituted by Christ and constituted by the Spirit which participates in Communion with the Father. Zizioulas is much easier to read if you have a good working knowledge of the Christian tradition in the Patristic period particularly in the Eastknowledge of doctrinal development and a workign knowledge of philosophy.

Being as Communion: Studies in Personhood and the Church

Respect for otherness is a matter not [only] of ethics but of ontology: Preview — Being as Communion by John D. Holy Cross Orthodox Press My library Help Advanced Book Search.

It also feels as if Zizioulas is writin This was the most challenging book I’ve read in a while and the low rating is more a result of my lack of understanding. It is as such not a book for the interested amateur theologian.