A Study of Gregory Palamas
Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica in the middle of the fourteenth century, is the outstanding figure of later Byzantine theology, a writer who may well be compared with the greatest theologians of the mediaeval West. This book is the first full study of his life and work to be available in English.
Orthodoxy, which unites a sacramental view of the Church with a sense of personal liberty in the Holy Spirit, can open unexpected perspectives in the Catholic-Protestant dialogue. May not its spirituality, which sees the victory of Christ over death and hell as avowing a real transfiguration of man and the universe, be of vital assistance at the moment when Western man is exploring the depths both of human anguish, and of the material world, and is being dangerously tempted by the psychic techniques of the non-Christian East? (Pages: 248; 14 x 21.5 cm)