Fr Dumitru Staniloae
Covering themes of the creation of the visible and invisible world, with a section devoted to angels. With chapters on the creation of humanity, the Fall, and the existence of evil. Fr. Staniloae was convinced that any theological development of the theme of the world represents… a new discovery of the active presence of God in human history.
Fr. Dumitru Staniloae (1903-1993) is widely considered as one of the greatest Orthodox theologians of the twentieth century. He was Professor of Dogmatics at the Theological Institute in Bucharest, Romania, from 1947 to 1973. In 1990 he was made a Member of the Romanian Academy.
1. CREATION: THE VISIBLE WORLD
Human Solidarity with Nature
Creation “ex nihilo” in Time
The Motive and Goal of Creation
2. THE WORLD AS GIFT AND WORD
The Cross on the Gift of the World
The World: Reasons and Reason
Human Responsibility Toward the World
3. THE CREATION OF MAN
The Constitution of Man
Man as God’s Special Act of Creation
The Primordial State
4. THE WORLD UNSEEN: ANGELS AND HUMAN LIFE
The Angelic and Human Worlds
Angelic and Human Knowledge
The Angelic Hierarchy
5. THE WORLD UNSEEN: ENEMIES OF THE GOOD
Evil in the Created Order
The Demons and Human Destiny
6. THE FALL
The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
Knowledge of the Good and Human Communion
7. PROVIDENCE AND THE DEIFICATION OF THE WORLD
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