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Wrestling with the Mind of the Fathers by Ivana Noble
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I liked some of the themes of this book. The neo-patristic synthesis freed Orthodoxy from its captivity to Western Christian categories, but also led to its own problems in Orthodoxy: an idolization of "The Fathers" and the Orthodox Church, treatment of the Fathers as if they were monolithic lot, a narrowing of the mind not in imitation of the Fathers but because it is both safe and different from the West, and a demonization of the West. The book goes into some detail about slavophiles and sophiologists which wasn't particularly interesting to me, but still I liked their attempt to show the broadness of Orthodox thinking and the diversity which really are part of the mind of the Fathers.

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Reading Progress

August 4, 2016 – Shelved
August 4, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
July 16, 2018 – Started Reading
July 25, 2018 – Finished Reading

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