The Primacy of Peter: Essays in Ecclesiology and the Early

The Primacy of Peter: Essays in Ecclesiology and the Early Church [Read] ➶ The Primacy of Peter: Essays in Ecclesiology and the Early Church ➳ John Meyendorff – Thomashillier.co.uk In considering the issue which has divided Christians in the past and still divides them today, a group of Orthodox theologians from different theological perspectives reflect upon the scriptural pass In considering the issue which has divided of Peter: PDF/EPUB ì Christians in the past and still divides them today, a group of Orthodox theologians from different theological perspectives reflect upon the scriptural passages which single out Peter among the disciples The Primacy PDF \ of Jesus Koulomzine Peter s Place in the Primitive Church and Kesich Peter s Primacy in the New Testament and the Early Tradition , as exegetes, read the passages in the light of contemporary New Testament research John Primacy of Peter: PDF/EPUB ê Meyendorff St Peter in Byzantine Theology looks at the history of exegesis how were these passages read at the time when East and West split, quarrelling about the issue of authority in the Church Finally, Schmemann The Idea of Primacy in Orthodox Ecclesiology and Afanassieff The Church Which Presides in Love look at the meaning of primacy as a permanent, through changing, factor of catholic ecclesiology At a time when an ecumenical reconciliation between Rome and Eastern Christianity appears possible but when new tensions or are they actually the old ones are surging again these studies set forth the Orthodox position of the primacy of Peter CONTRIBUTORS John Meyendorff is dean and professor of church history and patristics at St Vladimir s Seminary Alexander Schmemannwas dean of St Vladimir s Seminary and taught church history and liturgical theology Nicholas Afanassieffwas a professor of canon law and church history at the Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris Nicholas Koulomzine is a professor of New Testament at the Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris Veselin Kesich is professor emeritus of New Testament at St Vladimir s Seminary.


10 thoughts on “The Primacy of Peter: Essays in Ecclesiology and the Early Church

  1. Evandro Evandro says:

    This book provides essential insight for understanding the idea of primacy and its errors both in Roman and Orthodox churches Although the Roman Church seems to bedeeply and qualitatively wrong than the Orthodox Church, in both churches the idea of primacy was shaped by the State as an acting force in the world, therefore pushing the Church of Christ away from its real function as the Body of Christ manifested in this world but not of this world.


  2. Gregory Gregory says:

    Although this book is a collection of essays by Eastern Orthodox writers, it is useful for Protestants who are rediscovering their family history, namely the history of the Church The Orthodox churches have preserved many ancient traditions We should seek to understand them, at the least, and not dismiss them out of hand There is also much valuable information for countering the claims of Roman Catholics The Orthodox claim to be catholic, but not Roman There is a plethora of misinformatio Although this book is a collection of essays by Eastern Orthodox writers, it is useful for Protestants who are rediscovering their family history, namely the history of the Church The Orthodox churches have preserved many ancient traditions We should seek to understand them, at the least, and not dismiss them out of hand There is also much valuable information for countering the claims of Roman Catholics The Orthodox claim to be catholic, but not Roman There is a plethora of misinformation about Romanc Catholicism, and the authors in this volume write in an irenic and sympathetic tone They sincerely desire unity among all Christians, and not mere platitudes about catholicity For some, catholicity seems to mean that we can all just affirm the Apostle s Creed, and then go our separate ways This is not what catholicity meant to the Church Fathers, nor do I believe the Apostles would be pleased with our reductionism Lastly, for those of us in the CREC, I believe this book contains gems of insight into the importance of the local church, and how the primacy of the local church relates to catholicity Highly recommended for the stout of heart


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