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Greek East vs. Roman West views of salvation?


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#21 Lakis Papas

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 04:01 PM

I agree with Reader Andreas, but I think there is more:

 

St Maximus explained that first came “Genesis“, God‘s creation of the world, as a movement of His divine will. And as a result, as a reply to God, comes creation‘s movement or Kinesis toward God. And finally, creation strives, we all strive, through this movement, to achieve Stasis, or rest, in God.

 

There is Kinesis, but on the other hand there is the fullness of Sabbatism, that is, the cessation of the ‘Eighth Day’.


#22 Rdr Andreas

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 04:56 PM

I haven't come across the word 'kinesis' - but then I'm not a theologian (in any sense of the word).



#23 Lakis Papas

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:13 PM

There are three modes in philosophy/theology:

 

Genesis = birth

Kinesis = motion

Stasis  = stillness

 

These three modes were the basis of philosophical frame regarding ontology and orthodox theology provided answers to certain questions issued by philosophers.

 

You can find more in this discussion: https://blogs.ancien...ns-on-carthage/



#24 Rdr Andreas

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:27 PM

I'm no wiser, but certainly better informed!






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