Theology in the Russian Diaspora by Aidan Nichols
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Theology in the Russian Diaspora
By Aidan Nichols

Theology in the Russian Diaspora

Church, Fathers, Eucharist in Nikolai Afanas'ev (1893-1966)

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Theology in the Russian Diaspora by Aidan Nichols

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The author at the centre of this study, Russian priest-theologian Nikolai Nikolaevich Afanas'ev, was perhaps the most influential thinker about the Church Russia has produced. In Aidan Nichols's careful evaluation, he emerges as a key figure in the rapprochement of Christian East and West, and most notably of the Orthodox and Catholic churches. Nichols illustrates how Afanas'ev has been influential in two key respects: first of all in his conviction that the Eucharist constitutes the foundation of the whole Church; and secondly in his contribution to an Orthodox understanding of the role of the Roman Church and bishop in the context of a united Church. Afanas'ev's achievements are seen to have continuing relevance in view of the inauguration of the Orthodox-Catholic dialogue at the monastery of St John on Patmos in 1980, and the importance of his thinking in terms of contemporary ecumenism becomes clear. It is to such a reappraisal that this book - concerned as it is with how Russian orthodoxy understands the Church - is devoted, in the hope of an eventual restoration of unity between the Orthodox of all the Russias and the see of Rome.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521091473
ISBN-10: 0521091470
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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