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Title: Lossky?
Post by: William on April 07, 2011, 06:30:19 PM
Has anyone read his Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church? Should I read it?

Thanks in advance.  :)
Title: Re: Lossky?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 07, 2011, 06:36:43 PM
I like Lossky, so... I vote for yes :)
Title: Re: Lossky?
Post by: ialmisry on April 07, 2011, 06:37:18 PM
Has anyone read his Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church? Should I read it?

Thanks in advance.  :)
Yes. Yes, if you can handle it.
Title: Re: Lossky?
Post by: Aidan on April 08, 2011, 09:25:03 AM
An affirmative, most decidedly.

My dog-eared copy of the book mentioned is proof of the esteem in which it is held.
Title: Re: Lossky?
Post by: Cymbyz on April 08, 2011, 04:42:32 PM
I have read Lossky's Mystagogy of the Eastern Church, and have found it to be an excellent book; but it is not for the theologically faint of heart, nor the neophyte.  I have, more than once, recommended it to contentious heretics, and hope it scares the s*** out of them.
Title: Re: Lossky?
Post by: akimori makoto on April 29, 2011, 04:12:46 AM
I have, more than once, recommended it to contentious heretics, and hope it scares the s*** out of them.

I like how you roll.
Title: Re: Lossky?
Post by: biro on April 29, 2011, 10:09:58 AM
I have a copy. Haven't read it yet.  :)
Title: Re: Lossky?
Post by: Papist on April 29, 2011, 10:19:29 AM
I have read Lossky's Mystagogy of the Eastern Church, and have found it to be an excellent book; but it is not for the theologically faint of heart, nor the neophyte.  I have, more than once, recommended it to contentious heretics, and hope it scares the s*** out of them.
How so?
Title: Re: Lossky?
Post by: Cymbyz on April 29, 2011, 01:17:23 PM
I have read Lossky's Mystagogy of the Eastern Church, and have found it to be an excellent book; but it is not for the theologically faint of heart, nor the neophyte.  I have, more than once, recommended it to contentious heretics, and hope it scares the s*** out of them.
How so?

If you're locked into any number of Western theological concepts or methodologies, Lossky's presentation of Orthodox theology, and the apophatic logic he applies therein can be quite daunting.
Title: Re: Lossky?
Post by: Papist on April 29, 2011, 02:20:33 PM
I have read Lossky's Mystagogy of the Eastern Church, and have found it to be an excellent book; but it is not for the theologically faint of heart, nor the neophyte.  I have, more than once, recommended it to contentious heretics, and hope it scares the s*** out of them.
How so?

If you're locked into any number of Western theological concepts or methodologies, Lossky's presentation of Orthodox theology, and the apophatic logic he applies therein can be quite daunting.
Hmmm... maybe I'll have to read him to verify.
Title: Re: Lossky?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 09, 2013, 01:16:04 AM
Has anyone read his Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church? Should I read it?

Thanks in advance.  :)

Hmmm... maybe I'll have to read him to verify.

Well, what'd ya think? :)