Chapter IV The Religious Foundations of Worldly Asceticism In history there have been four principal forms of ascetic Protestantism (in the sense of word here used): (1) Calvinism in the form which it assumed in the main area of its influence in Western Europe, especially in the seventeenth century; (2) Pietism; (3) Methodism; (4) the […]
by Alexei Khomiakov (1804-1860) Unity of the Church THE UNITY OF THE CHURCH follows of necessity from the unity of God; for the Church is not a multitude of persons in their separate individuality, but a unity of the grace of God, living in a multitude of rational creatures, submitting themselves willingly to grace. Grace, […]
Art imitating reality.
Piano concerto in G major.
by Christos Yannaras 1. The historical coordinates We give the name “pietism” to a phenomenon in church life which certainly has a particular historical and “confessional” starting point, but also has much wider ramifications in the spiritual life of all the Christian Churches. Pietism made its appearance as a distinct historical movement within Protestantism, at […]
By: Philip Sherrard From: The Greek East and the Latin West – A Study in the Christian Tradition, Oxford Univ. Press 1959, Denise Harvey 1992. WE HAVE SPOKEN of a certain retrogression in Christian thought during the later Middle Ages, and this in respect of the theology of both the Latin and the Greek worlds. […]