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The First Created Man

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This is a collection of seven of Saint Symeon's homilies which deal with the fall of Adam and our redemption by Christ. For St. Symeon, theology is life -- the true "words of God" which speak to the Christian heart and inspire it to struggle for the Kingdom. These profound homilies on Adam and the future age are of special value because they give the theological foundation ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published June 1st 1994 by Saint Herman Press
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Ephraim Lawson Bowick
Oct 25, 2013 Ephraim Lawson Bowick rated it it was amazing
:) Absolutely amazing. Hieromonk Seraphim Rose of blessed memory did an awesome translation of these seven homilies of St. Symeon the New Theologian. Very accessible language. Grade A patristic anthropology right here!! Every Orthodox Christian, catechumen, and inquirer should read this!


I learned and was reminded a *lot* from this book-- and the more I learn, the less I know. God is wondrous in his saints!
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A decent translation of St. Symeon the New Theologian's Homilies on Genesis.
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St Symeon the New Theologian was born in Galatia, Paphlagonia and his father prepared him for education at Constantinople in official life. He was afterwards assigned as a courtier in attendance to the Emperors Basil II and Constantine Porphyrogenitus. He abandoned his life as a courtier to retreat to a monastery at the age of 27 under his Elder, Simeon the Pious at the Monastery of Stoudios. Late ...more
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