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Orthodoxy and the West: Hellenic Self-Identity in the Modern Age

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This book tells the story, from a Greek perspective, of the penetration of Orthodoxy by Western theological attitudes, beginning with the first translations of Thomas Aquinas and ending with the tradition of academic theology of the modern Greek universities. From the fourteenth century to the present day the Greek Church has either willingly adopted Western religious idea ...more
Paperback, 391 pages
Published February 27th 2007 by Holy Cross Orthodox Press
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Yannaras' book is not quite a screed, but is a singularly misguided enterprise. A basic problem underlying this work, common to many Orthodox works in this vein, is a binary approach to Christianity. Everything outside the (Eastern, Hellenic, Hesychast) Orthodox Churches gets lumped into a single Other that is dispatched with generalizations. The discussions of St. Augustine are dreadful, and the generalizations about static, essentialist, sub-personal Western Trinitarian doctrine are overblown ...more
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Christos Yannaras or Chrestos Giannaras, (Greek: Χρήστος Γιανναράς), is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens and a philosopher and theologian of the Orthodox Church of Greece.

Dr. Yannaras was born on April 10, 1935, in Athens, Greece. He studied Theology at the University of Athens and Philosophy at the Universities of Bonn, Germany
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