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The Experience of God: Orthodox Dogmatic Theology, Volume 2: The World: Creation and Deification

Dumitru Staniloae
Translated and Edited by Ioan Ionita and Robert Barringer
Preface by Ion Bria

Volume 2 of The Experience of God: Orthodox Dogmatic Theology

“This second volume of The Experience of God (which corresponds with the second part of the first volume of Fr. Staniloae’s Dogmatic Theology, published in Romanian in 1978, reprinted in 1997) is an extensive and careful exploration of a new theme: The World—Creation and Deification. It was not customary among Orthodox theologians to include such a theme in their handbooks or university courses. Focusing his reflection on the world (understood both as humanity and as cosmic creation) was not, however, accidental for Fr. Staniloae. It was a permanent concern of his and was developed by him in several stages. In fact, by formulating a theology of the world, Fr. Staniloae indicated a new approach for theological epistemology, which is strongly emphasized in this volume. At the same time, he offered here some farsighted research into one of the most critical subjects in ecumenical theology.”


   Preface by Fr. Prof. Ion Bria
1. Creation: the Visible World
   Human Solidarity with Nature
   Creation “ex nihilo” in Time
   The Motive and Goal of Creation
2. The World as Gift and Word
   The Cross on the Gift of the World
   The World: Reasons and Reason
   Human Responsibility Toward the World
3. The Creation of Man
   The Constitution of Man
   Man as God’s Special Act of Creation
   The Primordial State
4. The World Unseen: Angels and Human Life
   The Angelic and Human Worlds
   Angelic and Human Knowledge
   The Angelic Hierarchy
5. The World Unseen: Enemies of the Good
   Evil in the Created Order
   The Demons and Human Destiny
6. The Fall
   The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
   Knowledge of the Good and Human Communion
7. Providence and the Deification of the World

Item Number: BKHCB052
Publication Data: Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 2000
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: xiv + 213
Dimensions (l × w × h): 22.9 cm × 15.2 cm × 1.4 cm
ISBN: 1‒885652‒41‒0

$26.95 (USD)


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