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Offline marcus

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J.S. Romanides
« on: Thu Oct 22, 2009 - 15:56:18 »
Hello there anyone, I have taken a real liken to some of the Orthodox teachings, in fact, I have found more freedom from sin  through some of their teachings, than 20 years of struggling under the junk of Augustine. I have a book called 'Christus Victor', which is a historical look at the doctrine of the attonement. I have been reading various writings by Orthodox writers, of which J.S.Romanides is one. I have been interested in a book called 'The Ancestral sin', by J.S.Romanides. Can anyone shed any light on this book, and is it worth getting??(I think I already know the answer)    Marcus, from sunny Ireland

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Re: J.S. Romanides
« Reply #1 on: Mon Nov 02, 2009 - 17:16:49 »
Marcus,

Welcome to Christianity free of undue Augustinian influence!  I understand that Ireland was quite correct in its theology prior to the Great Schism.

I have heard of Romanides, but have not ever read him.  If you read this book, let us know what you think. 

It is so hard in American society (where I live) to go beyond the Augustinian idea of original sin that it is hard to think outside that box, so maybe I will read that book too.!


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Re: J.S. Romanides
« Reply #2 on: Wed Nov 04, 2009 - 15:37:04 »
 Hello there in sunny America from even sunnier Ireland! rofl
  Thanks for the reply. Yes we have a good heritage concerning spreading the Gospel, but the fly in the ointment is that old reformed faith(Augustianism), It stinks my nostrils! I think Augustinianism translated into english means 'death'! ::shrug:: Chat to you soon.   Marcus

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Re: J.S. Romanides
« Reply #3 on: Mon Nov 23, 2009 - 12:31:12 »
marcus:

Romanides' book is well worth getting.  You may have to sort through some strong anti-Western stuff, but the core of it is solid.  I highly recommend the book.

Another excellent one is Mary: The Untrodden Portal of God, by George Gabriel.

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Re: J.S. Romanides
« Reply #4 on: Tue Feb 23, 2010 - 08:32:42 »
It is good to see that people are being inspired by Fr. John Romanides' writings.  The following books are recommended:

Kelley, James L. A Realism of Glory: Lectures On Christology in the Works of Protopresbyter John Romanides (Rollinsford, NH: Orthodox Research Institute, 2009).

Sopko, Andrew J. Prophet of Roman Orthodoxy: The Theology of John Romanides (Dewdney, B.C.: Synaxis Press, 2003).

Also, the Ph. diss. of Daniel Paul Payne, which is available online.

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Re: J.S. Romanides
« Reply #5 on: Tue Feb 23, 2010 - 10:35:35 »
It is good to see that people are being inspired by Fr. John Romanides' writings.  The following books are recommended:

Kelley, James L. A Realism of Glory: Lectures On Christology in the Works of Protopresbyter John Romanides (Rollinsford, NH: Orthodox Research Institute, 2009).

Sopko, Andrew J. Prophet of Roman Orthodoxy: The Theology of John Romanides (Dewdney, B.C.: Synaxis Press, 2003).

Also, the Ph. diss. of Daniel Paul Payne, which is available online.



You can also read excerpts and essays of his on the following site:

http://www.romanity.org/cont.htm

You can also read a bit from Fr. Romanides work, Ancestral Sin on the following site:

http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/frjr_sin.aspx



God bless  ::smile::

 

     
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