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The Life in Christ (Джерела християнського Сходу #12)

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This outstanding product of late Byzantium's theological renaissance draws upon the enduring sources of Orthodox spirituality -- the Church's sacramental and liturgical traditions. Cabasilas proclaimed that man's true life lies not in himself but in Christ.
Paperback, 229 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press (first published March 1997)
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Daniel
Jun 04, 2013 Daniel rated it really liked it
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I really liked this book, although it took much longer to read than I thought. I was hoping to finish by Easter! However, it was written by St. Nicholas Cabasilas in the 14th century and the original language was Greek. The book covers Orthodox theology regarding Baptism, Chrismation (what the Western Church calls Confirmation), and Eucharist (Holy Communion).

I bought this book in 1999, but it was only now that the Holy Spirit pushed my to pick it up and read it. I'm still not sure that I fully
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Nancy
Feb 09, 2014 Nancy rated it it was amazing
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A must read! One of the best books for Orthodox lay people to read, written by an Orthodox layman who had a challenging and demanding career In the last years of the Byzantine Empire. He shows we lay people can have great spiritual depth and insight and holy reverence if we live as Christ commands. He also shows how bright Orthodox faith and worship can shine even in the midst of a nation's gasping, death throes. This is an enriching and encouraging book; it is difficult to read it and not grow ...more
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Jul 05, 2016 Taylor Brown rated it it was amazing
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Combining sophisticated theology with practical application of Scriptures, The Life in Christ (books 6 and 7 in particular) is a must-read for any Christian hoping to emulate St. Paul for whom to live was Christ and to die was gain.
Scott
Feb 05, 2011 Scott rated it really liked it
I give it 4 stars our of 5, not because it wasn't great, but because the language tended to get a little stale to me every once in a while. I would imagine it was more to do with the translation than the content, but it was kind of hard to read for me in a few places. Theologically, it is excellent, although Cabasilas tends to lean toward a legalistic interpretation of the atonement rather than the so-called classical idea. Overall a recommended read, but I doubt I would give it initially to ...more
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Oct 19, 2015 Mina rated it really liked it
Despre multe si felurite lucruri se spune ca sunt rele, unele fiind intr-adevar rele pentru lumea intreaga, pe cand altele numai pentru unii oameni, dar rau cu adevarat nu e decat rautatea sufleteasca si pervertirea vointei omenesti.
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An excellent and useful book for Christians, but this volume suffers in some unfortunate translation choices that seen very odd to the Orthodox reader.
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Nicholas Cabasilas (Greek: Νικόλαος Καβάσιλας; born 1319/1323 in Thessalonica; died 1392) was a Byzantine mystic and theological writer.

Cabasilas is a saint within the Orthodox Church. His feast day is June 20. The Roman Catholic Church uses extracts from his Life in Christ as readings in the Liturgy of the Hours (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter in Year II of the two-y
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