Empirical Dogmatics of the Orthodox Catholic Church, vol. 2

Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

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‰ÛÏIn the present book particular issues are addressed, such as the theology of the Holy Trinity, the creation of the world, the Fall of man, the incarnation of the Word, the Church as the Body of Christ and a communion of glorification, and life after death. It should be noted that a full dogmatic analysis of these subjects according to the whole tradition of the Church is not undertaken, but these dogmatic issues will be emphasised from the point of view of experience. That is to say, they are linked with the empirical knowledge that can be gained of them. In particular, there is an analysis of how dogmas are the fruit of the experience of divine vision granted to the Prophets, Apostles and Fathers, and how dogmas are subsequently converted into personal experience, becoming blood and nourishment for our spiritual organism. The basis of all the analyses is that the God-seeing Prophets, Apostles and Fathers have authentic and direct knowledge of God, and we who accept them and follow them have indirect knowledge of God. We can, however, if we really live within the Church, acquire direct knowledge of God.‰۝
‰ÛÓPreface to the Greek Edition

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