Priests of Creation

Priests of Creation

Based on a constructive reading of Scripture, the apostolic and patristic traditions and deeply rooted in the sacramental experience and spiritual ethos of the Orthodox Church, John Zizioulas offers a timely anthropological and cosmological ...

Author: John Chryssavgis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567699114

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Based on a constructive reading of Scripture, the apostolic and patristic traditions and deeply rooted in the sacramental experience and spiritual ethos of the Orthodox Church, John Zizioulas offers a timely anthropological and cosmological perspective of human beings as “priests of creation” in addressing the current ecological crisis. Given the critical and urgent character of the global crisis and by adopting a clear line of argumentation, Zizioulas describes a vision based on a compassionate and incarnational conception of the human beings as liturgical beings, offering creation to God for the life of the world. He encourages the need for deeper interaction with modern science, from which theology stands to gain an appreciation of the interconnection of every aspect of materiality and life with humankind. The result is an articulate and promising vision that inspires a new ethos, or way of life, to overcome our alienation from the rest of creation.
Categories: Religion

Priests of Creation

Priests of Creation

Based on a constructive reading of Scripture, the apostolic and patristic traditions and deeply rooted in the sacramental experience and spiritual ethos of the Orthodox Church, John Zizioulas offers a timely anthropological and cosmological ...

Author: John Chryssavgis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567699121

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 306

Based on a constructive reading of Scripture, the apostolic and patristic traditions and deeply rooted in the sacramental experience and spiritual ethos of the Orthodox Church, John Zizioulas offers a timely anthropological and cosmological perspective of human beings as “priests of creation” in addressing the current ecological crisis. Given the critical and urgent character of the global crisis and by adopting a clear line of argumentation, Zizioulas describes a vision based on a compassionate and incarnational conception of the human beings as liturgical beings, offering creation to God for the life of the world. He encourages the need for deeper interaction with modern science, from which theology stands to gain an appreciation of the interconnection of every aspect of materiality and life with humankind. The result is an articulate and promising vision that inspires a new ethos, or way of life, to overcome our alienation from the rest of creation.
Categories: Religion

Pilgrims and Priests

Pilgrims and Priests

creation on God's behalf is much more than extending a 'gospel invitation' to unbelievers (although it certainly includes that as well), and to bless God on ...

Author: Stefan Paas

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334058779

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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What does it mean to be a small missional community in a deeply secularized society? Drawing on a wide range of practical insight with mission in one of the most secular contexts of the West, Pilgrims and Priests blends this experience with a thorough analysis of relevant biblical, historical, sociological, theological and spiritual sources that bear relevance to missional identity in the challenging circumstances presented by the secular West. It presents a hopeful perspective, rooted in a realistic appraisal of reality and rich theological reflections. The result is an important resource for thinkers, practitioners and all who are fascinated by the future of Christianity in the West.
Categories: Religion

Stewards of God s Delight

Stewards of God s Delight

" Based on talks given to ordinands in Wales, this book presents the ministry as responding to God's call to be priestly stewards of creation and to participate in the blossoming of the new creation.

Author: Mark Clavier

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498225434

Category: Religion

Page: 116

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"The world is our parish and all her creatures our congregation." Based on talks given to ordinands in Wales, this book presents the ministry as responding to God's call to be priestly stewards of creation and to participate in the blossoming of the new creation. Clavier engages with Scripture and people such as Augustine, Anselm, Bernard of Clairvaux, Bonaventure, Julian of Norwich, Lancelot Andrewes, George Herbert, C. S. Lewis, N. T. Wright, and Rowan Williams to portray the whole ministry of God's people as being animated by the generosity, freedom, delight, and love of God. Our understanding of the ministry must break free from managerial philosophy and business know-how to recapture an approach to ministry that seeks to delight in God, neighbors, and all of creation in order to reveal the depth of God's love to a world increasingly immersed in mass consumption.
Categories: Religion

Sacramental Theology

Sacramental Theology

Like Zizioulas, McFarland argues that creation receives its being from God, ... humans act as the priests of creation by bringing the material world ...

Author: Bruce T. Morrill

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039217182

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, sacramental theology has evolved as a discipline advancing comprehensive theories of sacraments and sacramentality as integral to the Christian faith while also studying the history and theology of the particular rites. Now, in the twenty-first century, the need for attention to the actual performance and specific social settings of sacramental worship has become well established. This makes the work of sacramental theology necessarily engaged with multiple, cross-disciplinary theories attentive to particular contexts, whether local, national, or global. Still, the divine human encounter at the heart of Christian symbol and ritual likewise beckons to philosophical–theological reflection. The essays in this volume begin with profound philosophical perspectives on the personal and communal sacramental experience, expanding from traditional cosmology to evolutionary and chaos theories of our planetary existence, continuing with shifts, especially among youth, to interreligious and non-institutional perspectives, consideration of change in popular notions of guilt, and social–ethical issues in relation to liturgical theology and practice, so as finally to return to fundamental theological reflection on human sacramentality and divine revelation.
Categories: Religion

On Earth as in Heaven

On Earth as in Heaven

... 6 value of, 337 precepts of God, 31 priest and scientist, 311 priests of creation man as, 192 moral responsibility, 202 versus proprietors of nature, ...

Author: Bartholomew I (Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople)

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823238859

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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As this new volume of his writings reveals, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has continually proclaimed the primacy of spiritual values in determining environmental ethics and action. For him, the predicament we face is not primarily ecological but in fact spiritual: The ultimate aim is to see all things in God, and God in all things.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Christian Theology and the Status of Animals

Christian Theology and the Status of Animals

My point comes down to this claim: If human beings are priests of creation, then this priesthood ought to draw them not only to see the cosmos as sacred but ...

Author: R. McLaughlin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137344588

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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The author argues that there are conflicting traditions with regard to the question of what is the moral standing of animals according to Christianity. The dominant tradition maintains that animals are primarily resources but there are alternative strands of Christian thought that challenge this view.
Categories: Social Science

Theological Perspectives on God and Beauty

Theological Perspectives on God and Beauty

Conceived theologically, human beings are then the priests of creation—this. I6. Damascene, Images II: “Although the matter is not to be worshipped in ...

Author: Graham Ward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781563384141

Category: Religion

Page: 90

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Eminent theologians John Milbank, Graham Ward, and Edith Wyschogrod discuss aesthetics, placing radical orthodoxy in dialogue with postmodern theology.
Categories: Religion

The Widening Circle

The Widening Circle

In The Widening Circle, Graham Tomlin suggests that 'Priest' is much more than a term to describe certain Christian ministers - it is a vital category for understanding God's way of blessing his world.

Author: Graham Tomlin

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281069033

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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In The Widening Circle, Graham Tomlin suggests that 'Priest' is much more than a term to describe certain Christian ministers - it is a vital category for understanding God's way of blessing his world. Jesus Christ is the only and true 'High Priest'. His priestly ministry consists of mediating between God and the world, perfecting that very creation, and then offering this perfected creation back to the God from whom it came. Yet this very ministry is enacted through others. As we explore how this priesthood of Christ has an impact on everyday life, we discover the human race is chosen to play a priestly role between God and Creation. The Church is then called out to be a kingdom of priests, enabling humanity to fulfil its divine calling. And, finally, the minister himself or herself - experiencing as Christ did, both strands of priestly reality, the mundane and the heavenly, the routine and the remarkable, the normal and the numinous - is called to enable the rest of the Church to play its distinct part. In each case, the part is the means by which the whole becomes all that it is intended to be, in an ever widening circle of divine blessing.
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Priests Prophets and Scribes

Priests  Prophets and Scribes

SOME REFLECTIONS ON CREATION AS A TOPIC OF OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY Rolf Rendtorff I The Hebrew Bible begins with creation. Old Testament Theologies usually ...

Author: Joseph Blenkinsopp

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781850753759

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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The 17 essays in this volume fall into four sections: Early Judaism and its Environment; Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah; Wisdom, Scribes and Scribalism; and Theology of the Hebrew Bible. They are accompanied by a biographical sketch (by Robert Wilken) and a bibliography of Blenkinsopp's writings. Joseph Blenkinsopp is one of the foremost Catholic biblical scholars of his generation. Born in England, he has taught in the USA since 1968. The essays in this volume contributed by colleagues, friends and students reflect the many interests of Joseph Blenkinsopp's innovative and multi-faceted scholarship.
Categories: Religion

EMERGENCE OF THE PRIESTS

EMERGENCE OF THE PRIESTS

This is a great mystery that, God is creating something new—The End-Time Priest Preachers; they are a new creation of God in this latter time in that; ...

Author: Pastor M. D. Umar

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781456785871

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Too precious is the blood of the Lamb Jesus that was slain to be trodden under the foot. And men shall not be allowed to do respite to the Spirit of grace by whom we are sealed unto salvation. The church must fulfill her purpose and ordained destiny. The church is permitted to remain in the world for an end that is, to be the light bearer to those who are in the darkness of unbelief through ignorance. However, the activities and stench of wolves in sheep clothing styling themselves as shepherds in the house of our God has reached the highest heavens. Judgment is about to begin and that must be from the very threshold of the house of God. The Church was designed and created to be light bearers to the world. But, the church herself needed light due to the decadence that has set in because of her adultery with the world. Her (the church) inter-meddling with the world has eclipsed the original glory of God. The prophets within her wall prophesy for bread and divine for silver and for gold. Her doctrines are dubbed with untempered mortar and her gospel has been watered down and as such, lacks the inherent power, grace, and life to transform depraved men into the likeness of their master Jesus, which was the original design and purpose of the gospel. In addition, the quest for economic paradise here and now, has veiled the glory of the world to come, in the heart of men. We can no longer distinguish between the clean and the unclean, the saved and the unsaved, the church and the world. Truth, which is the hub of Christianity, has fallen at the gate, and those that seek after godliness and His righteousness has made themselves a prey amongst the sons of men.
Categories: Religion

Tracts for Priests and People

Tracts for Priests and People

6 the accounts of creation in the first and second chapters could not refer to the same creation . I found , moreover , that the account of creation in the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU53297687

Category: Essays

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Categories: Essays

Living in God s Creation

Living in God s Creation

Metropolitan John , the most systematic exponent of “ man as priest of creation , ” sees human priesthood as the product of man's drive to unite what is ...

Author: Elizabeth Theokritoff

Publisher: St Vladimirs Seminary Press

ISBN: IND:30000124543145

Category: Religion

Page: 265

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The ecological vision of Orthodox Christianity portrays creation as God⿿s epiphany and the human person as a connecting link between creation and Creator. Christian love is manifest through "the right use of material things." With fresh wisdom and insight, Elizabeth Theokritoff draws on the Fathers, the liturgy, saints' lives, and modern sources to challenge both theologians and non-theologians to change the way they think. This is a compelling read.
Categories: Religion

In the Beginning

In the Beginning

Author: Robert B. Coote

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015025004832

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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Don t Stop at the Lights

Don t Stop at the Lights

87 high priests Adam / humanity as high priest of creation . 32 Christ as High Priest . ... 24 , 30 - 2 , 56 , 74 , 75 Edenic high priesthood of .

Author: Claire Foster

Publisher: Church House Publishing

ISBN: 0715141384

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Many churches are taking action to reduce their carbon footprints, but recycling and changing light bulbs are only the first steps. This handbook helps clergy and church leaders reduce their church's ecological footprint through every season of the Christian year, with ideas for how to include environmental themes in services and sermons.
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Creation s Ballet for Jesus

Creation s Ballet for Jesus

Darrell Pursiful identifies that the situation may be muddied in regard to the rotation of the priests: Twenty-four divisions each serving two weeks per ...

Author: James Lindemann

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780987728012

Category: Religion

Page: 146

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The Stage was built long ago. Now angels, men, stars and planets take their places. The Ballet is about to begin. This dance is not merely about interesting movements - there is a story to be told. It is not just that Jesus has come to earth, it is about why. With the Bible, the Ballet takes shape. The constellations hang the backdrops. The festivals of the Jewish year give the troupe its depth. Gestation, Circumcision, Purification and the "Blood Moon" add dramatic emphasis at key points. At Creation, the Morning Stars sang, but when Jesus "tents" among us, they dance an exquisite Ballet. Guided by the Dance above them, based upon roots laid centuries before, the Magi make their journey in faith.
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Upsidown

Upsidown

Author: Frithiof B. Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:4950556

Category: Creation

Page: 71

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Categories: Creation