The Primacy of Peter: Essays in Ecclesiology and the Early Church

The Primacy of Peter Essays in Ecclesiology and the Early Church In considering the issue which has divided Christians in the past and still divides them today a group of Orthodox theologians from different theological perspectives reflect upon the scriptural pass

  • Title: The Primacy of Peter: Essays in Ecclesiology and the Early Church
  • Author: John Meyendorff
  • ISBN: 9780881411256
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • In considering the issue which has divided Christians in the past and still divides them today, a group of Orthodox theologians from different theological perspectives reflect upon the scriptural passages which single out Peter among the disciples of Jesus Koulomzine Peter s Place in the Primitive Church and Kesich Peter s Primacy in the New Testament and the EarlyIn considering the issue which has divided Christians in the past and still divides them today, a group of Orthodox theologians from different theological perspectives reflect upon the scriptural passages which single out Peter among the disciples of Jesus Koulomzine Peter s Place in the Primitive Church and Kesich Peter s Primacy in the New Testament and the Early Tradition , as exegetes, read the passages in the light of contemporary New Testament research John Meyendorff St Peter in Byzantine Theology looks at the history of exegesis how were these passages read at the time when East and West split, quarrelling about the issue of authority in the Church Finally, Schmemann The Idea of Primacy in Orthodox Ecclesiology and Afanassieff The Church Which Presides in Love look at the meaning of primacy as a permanent, through changing, factor of catholic ecclesiology At a time when an ecumenical reconciliation between Rome and Eastern Christianity appears possible but when new tensions or are they actually the old ones are surging again these studies set forth the Orthodox position of the primacy of Peter CONTRIBUTORS John Meyendorff is dean and professor of church history and patristics at St Vladimir s Seminary Alexander Schmemann 1983 was dean of St Vladimir s Seminary and taught church history and liturgical theology 1962 1983 Nicholas Afanassieff 1966 was a professor of canon law and church history at the Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris Nicholas Koulomzine is a professor of New Testament at the Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris Veselin Kesich is professor emeritus of New Testament at St Vladimir s Seminary.

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    • John Meyendorff

      Fr John Meyendorff 1926 1992 was a Professor of Church History and Patristics at St Vladimir s Orthodox Theological Seminary, and a professor of History at Fordham University, NY He was a Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities 1976 77 , and a Guggenheim Fellow He held honorary doctorates from the University of Notre Dame and General Theological Seminary, was a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, and a Senior Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks In 1990 The Diploma of Honorary Member of the Leningrad Theological Academy was bestowed upon him.

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    • This book provides essential insight for understanding the idea of primacy and its errors both in Roman and Orthodox churches. Although the Roman Church seems to be more deeply and qualitatively wrong than the Orthodox Church, in both churches the idea of primacy was shaped by the State as an acting force in the world, therefore pushing the Church of Christ away from its real function as the Body of Christ manifested in this world but not of this world.


    • Although this book is a collection of essays by Eastern Orthodox writers, it is useful for Protestants who are rediscovering their family history, namely the history of the Church. The Orthodox churches have preserved many ancient traditions. We should seek to understand them, at the least, and not dismiss them out of hand. There is also much valuable information for countering the claims of Roman Catholics. The Orthodox claim to be "catholic," but not Roman. There is a plethora of misinformatio [...]


    • Some excellent material in this edition. Valuable for readers from all backgrounds. This is sometimes hard to find in print, so don't sleep on it!


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