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Mystical Theology: A Broad Selection of Orthodox Prose C.J.S. Hayward

Mystical Theology: A Broad Selection of Orthodox Prose

C.J.S. Hayward

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This is an eclectic theological collection of articles in theology. It covers the beautiful strength that triumphs after a hideous strength that does its worst, our being made to contemplate God, deeper understandings of creation and originsMoreThis is an eclectic theological collection of articles in theology. It covers the beautiful strength that triumphs after a hideous strength that does its worst, our being made to contemplate God, deeper understandings of creation and origins questions, being grateful for the children God gives us, right and wrong handlings of dissent, whats wrong with trying to bring back a golden age, how God changes the game and looks after us as a spiritual father, a farewell to Halloween, surviving in bad economic conditions, humor, Christ being incarnate in us, the very beginnings of the Jesus Prayer, icons and art as lesser icons, monarchy, Catholic ecumenism, our ordinary lives, the link between pleasure and pain, the sin that cast Satan out of Heaven, what more there is to religion and science than origins debates, a look at Swiss Army Knives and then God, being purified of sinful thoughts, a God who is infinitely beyond us and infinitely near and approaches us through every person we meet, real and true treasure, and a popular figure who has a troubling following.That is quite a lot, but the pages turn quickly. You are invited to read from the cornucopia of theology offered here.Table of ContentsPrefaceThat Beautiful StrengthContemplationCreation and Holy Orthodoxy: Fundamentalism Is Not EnoughNote to Orthodox Evolutionists: Stop Trying to Retroactively Recruit / Shanghai the Fathers to Your Camp!Our Crown of ThornsDissent: Lessons from Being an Orthodox Theology Student at a Catholic UniversityExotic Golden Ages and Restoring Harmony with Nature: Anatomy of a PassionGod the Game ChangerGod the Spiritual FatherHalloween: A Solemn FarewellThe Horn of Joy: A Meditation on Eternity and Time, Kairos and ChronosHow to Survive an Economic DepressionOn HumorIncarnation and DeificationIntroduction to the Jesus PrayerLesser Icons: Reflections on Faith, Icons, and ArtMonarchyAn Open Letter to Catholics on Orthodoxy and EcumenismThe Pleasure-Pain SyndromePrideReligion and Science Is Not Just Intelligent Design vs. EvolutionThe Swiss Army Knife and GodTake Your Shoes Off Your Feet, for the Place Where You Are Standing Is Holy GroundThe Transcendent God Who Approaches Us Through Our NeighborTreasureWhat Makes Me Uneasy About Fr. Seraphim (Rose) and His Followers