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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567699091
Number of Pages: 248
Published: 17/06/2021
Width: 13.8 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
Based on a constructive reading of Scripture, the apostolic and patristic traditions and deeply rooted in the sacramental experience and spiritual ethos of the Orthodox Church, John Zizioulas offers a timely anthropological and cosmological perspective of human beings as "priests of creation" in addressing the current ecological crisis. Given the critical and urgent character of the global crisis and by adopting a clear line of argumentation, Zizioulas describes a vision based on a compassionate and incarnational conception of the human beings as liturgical beings, offering creation to God for the life of the world. He encourages the need for deeper interaction with modern science, from which theology stands to gain an appreciation of the interconnection of every aspect of materiality and life with humankind. The result is an articulate and promising vision that inspires a new ethos, or way of life, to overcome our alienation from the rest of creation.

The Rev. Dr John Chryssavgis (Office of Ecumenical and Inter-Faith Affairs of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, USA), Dr Nikolaos Asproulis (Volos Academy for Theological Studies, Greece)

John Zizioulas, Metropolitan of Pergamon, was previously Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Glasgow and Visiting Professor at King's College London, UK. John Chryssavgis serves as theological advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch on environmental issues, USA. Nikolaos Asproulis is deputy director at Volos Academy of Theological Studies, Greece.

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