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Orthodoxy,Orthodox Church, Reading & Interpreting Genesis
« on: January 14, 2012, 11:38:01 AM »
hello,

My focus lately has been a 'rough draft' of how the Orthodox Church reads the book of Genesis . . .
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Re: Orthodoxy,Orthodox Church, Reading & Interpreting Genesis
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 12:25:27 PM »
What are your sources?

hello,

My focus lately has been a 'rough draft' of how the Orthodox Church reads the book of Genesis . . .
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Re: Orthodoxy,Orthodox Church, Reading & Interpreting Genesis
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 12:30:09 PM »
What are your sources?

hello,

My focus lately has been a 'rough draft' of how the Orthodox Church reads the book of Genesis . . .

St. Basil the Great's Hexameron, Fr. Seraphim Rose's Genesis,Creation,and Early Man and book of Genesis.
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Re: Orthodoxy,Orthodox Church, Reading & Interpreting Genesis
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 12:49:57 PM »
My focus lately (materiality and immateriality) has been similar.

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Re: Orthodoxy,Orthodox Church, Reading & Interpreting Genesis
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012, 01:05:57 PM »
OK.  So, why are you sharing this? 

What are your sources?

hello,

My focus lately has been a 'rough draft' of how the Orthodox Church reads the book of Genesis . . .

St. Basil the Great's Hexameron, Fr. Seraphim Rose's Genesis,Creation,and Early Man and book of Genesis.
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Re: Orthodoxy,Orthodox Church, Reading & Interpreting Genesis
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2012, 01:13:54 PM »
OK.  So, why are you sharing this? 

I figured it was just a thread similar to "What are you reading?" ... this one being "What are you working on?"  ;D :D :angel:

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Re: Orthodoxy,Orthodox Church, Reading & Interpreting Genesis
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2012, 01:23:28 PM »
Well, you never know for sure until you ask...  ;)

OK.  So, why are you sharing this? 

I figured it was just a thread similar to "What are you reading?" ... this one being "What are you working on?"  ;D :D :angel:
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Re: Orthodoxy,Orthodox Church, Reading & Interpreting Genesis
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2012, 06:35:40 PM »
OK.  So, why are you sharing this?  

aspiring theologian trying to work on a significant theological contribution.
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Re: Orthodoxy,Orthodox Church, Reading & Interpreting Genesis
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2012, 12:54:19 AM »
Hmmmmmmmmm.  OK, let me try this again.  Are you looking for:

1) Other people working on the same thing to share information, or
2) Encouragement to keep going, or
3) General compliments, or
4) Something else not listed above?

Now I am intrigued, since most people have a reason (i.e. underlying motive) for posting which they generally disclose without much prompting.


OK.  So, why are you sharing this?  

aspiring theologian trying to work on a significant theological contribution.
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Re: Orthodoxy,Orthodox Church, Reading & Interpreting Genesis
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2012, 01:16:16 AM »
Fwiw, since there is some overlap between what we're investigating right now, here are some books on my list that you might also find helpful (or not, up to you)...

Panayiotis Nellas - Deification in Christ
Nonna Verna Harrison - God's Many-Splendored Image: Theological Anthropology for Christian Formation
Peter C. Bouteneff - Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives
M. C. Steenberg - Of God and Man: Theology as Anthropology from Irenaeus to Athanasius
Lars Thunberg - Microcosm and Mediator: The Theological Anthropology of Maximus the Confessor
Nonna Verna Harrison - On The Human Condition: St Basil the Great
Andrew Louth - Genesis 1-11 (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture...)
St. Gregory of Nyssa - On the Human Soul
St. Athanasius - On the Incarnation
St. Alexander of Alexandria - On the Soul and the Body
St. John Chrysostom - Homilies on Genesis, 1-17
St. John of Damascus - Saint John of Damascus: Writings
St. Ephrem the Syrian - Hymns on Paradise
St. Gregory the Theologian - Orations
St. Ireneaus - Against Heresies
St. Augustine - Concerning the Teacher and on the Immortality of the Soul
St. Augustine - Two Books on Genesis
St. Ambrose - Hexameron

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Re: Orthodoxy,Orthodox Church, Reading & Interpreting Genesis
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2012, 09:42:02 PM »
Let's see, previous theologian did this work - previous theologian did this work + then previous theologian before that previous theologian did that work.

ah, so. . what now? . . 

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Re: Orthodoxy,Orthodox Church, Reading & Interpreting Genesis
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2012, 09:48:27 PM »
Let's see, previous theologian did this work - previous theologian did this work + then previous theologian before that previous theologian did that work.

ah, so. . what now? . . 

You study the work of the previous theologians, pray a whole lot, and develop a synthesis of the previous works that explains the Orthodox mindset to a modern audience  :)
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Re: Orthodoxy,Orthodox Church, Reading & Interpreting Genesis
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