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The Experience of God, Vol. 2: The World: Creation and Deification

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Covering themes of the creation of the visible and invisible world, with a section devoted to angels. With chapters on the creation of humanity, the Fall, and the existence of evil. Fr. Staniloae was convinced that any theological development of the theme of the world represents... a new discovery of the active presence of God in human history.

Paperback.
Preface by Fr. Prof. Ion Bria vii
1. CREATION: THE VISIBLE WORLD 1
Human Solidarity with Nature 1
Creation "ex nihilo" in Time 7
The Motive and Goal of Creation 17
2. THE WORLD AS GIFT AND WORD 21
The Cross on the Gift of the World 21
The World: Reasons and Reason 27
Human Responsibility Toward the World 43
3. THE CREATION OF MAN 65
The Constitution of Man 65
Man as God's Special Act of Creation 80
The Primordial State 103
4. THE WORLD UNSEEN: ANGELS AND HUMAN LIFE 113
The Angelic and Human Worlds 113
Angelic and Human Knowledge 125
The Angelic Hierarchy 142
5. THE WORLD UNSEEN: ENEMIES OF THE GOOD 147
Evil in the Created Order 147
The Demons and Human Destiny 155
6. THE FALL 163
The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil 163
Knowledge of the Good and Human Communion 178
7. PROVIDENCE AND THE DEIFICATION OF THE WORLD 191
Abbreviations 201
Notes 203

Paperback:

227 Pages

Publisher:

Holy Cross Orthodox Press

ISBN:

1-885652-41-0

Product Dimensions:

6 x 9 in

Publication Year:

2023