Gregory Palamas: The Triads. THE CLASSICS OF WESTERN SPIRITUALITY SERIES. Gregory Palamas: The Triads. Edited with an introduction by John. Gregory Palamas. The Triads. Edited with an introduction by John Meyendorff. Classics of Western Spirituality Series. New York: Paulist Press, Gregory Palamas (–), monk, archbishop and theologian, was a major figure in fourteenth-century Orthodox Byzantium. This, his greatest work.

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He maintained the Orthodox doctrine that it remains impossible to know God in his essence to know who God is in and of himselfbut possible to know God in his energies to know what God does and who he is in relation to the creation and humanityas God reveals himself to humanity. It’s something I need to be better at, and something that St.

Kadu rated it it was amazing Nov 23, Page 32 – It, too, will attain to that light and will become worthy of a supernatural vision of God, not seeing the divine essence, but seeing God by a revelation appropriate and analogous to Him. Palamites are quick to respond that they do not hold to the Thomistic version of simplicity. Gregroy Palamas presents some very exciting ideas here and much to contemplate and wonder about towards “Being”. This, his greatest work, presents a defense in support of the monastic groups known as the hesychasts, the originators of the Jesus Prayer.

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Gregory Palamas and St. He harks back to the transfiguration narrative to drive home his point about the Divine energies being uncreated and at the same time visible to illumined eyes. Popular passages Page 16 Michael rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Trained in Western Scholastic theology, Barlaam was scandalized by hesychasm and began to combat it both orally and in his writings.


Gregory further asserted that when PeterJames and John witnessed the Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor, that they were in gegory seeing the uncreated light tfiads God; and that it is possible for others to be granted to see that same uncreated light of Trias with the help of certain spiritual disciplines and contemplative prayeralthough not in any automatic or mechanistic fashion. This citation is for this book, somehow got my titles mixed all the same it is worth the read. Palamas has been canonized and his Orthodoxy vindicated and integrated into the yearly liturgical cycle of ecclesial life of the East gregoryy Barlaam and his errors condemned and anathematized.

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There is an important truth to this, and Palamas would have done well to finish the thought: I am actually reading a different version, but John Meyendorff wrote the Intro. While critics of his teachings argue that this introduces an unacceptable division in the nature of God, Palamas’ supporters argue that this distinction was not an innovation but had in fact been introduced triadd the greyory century writings of the Cappadocian Fathers. Palamas articulates how God’s grace can transform a believer fully and truly.

This via media position that is characteristic of Orthodox theology is what I believe doesn’t let it slip into a sort of Nestorianism that the Latin teaching on this issue risks but suggesting created grace.

He asserts, quoting Maximus: Donovan Symeon rated it really liked it Jun 15, Andriy Chirovsky Primary Resources: Romanides, Underlying Positions of This Website.

Dionysian move, which it is, but that only raises further problems.

Paulist Press- Religion – pages. BQ M34 Primary Resources: Introduction to Saint Gregory Palamas.


Reading this book, my preconceived notions have been significantly overturned. In doing so, he made reference to the Cappadocian Fathers and other earlier Christian writers trixds Church fathers. I’ve got to admit I understood much less of this than I’d like to admit.

Triads (Gregory Palamas)

Related theology Christology The Trinity Hamartiology. Apr 22, Matt Bianco rated it it was amazing Shelves: It seems The Triads are more important today than we tend to think–all the more reason I need to wrestle through it again and improve my understanding of Palamas’s work. The reliance upon scriptural and patristic witness is what makes his work maintain a similitude to the early patristic works. Chris rated it really liked it Sep 12, Of course, such a move is counter to any talk of apophaticism and essence-beyond-essence.

Palamas says the energies are en-hypostatic 3. As a private teacher of theology in the Western Scholastic mode, Barlaam propounded a more intellectual and propositional approach to the knowledge of God than the Hesychasts taught. His criticisms of the Jesus Prayer, which he accused of being a practise of the Bogomils; also charged it with not proclaiming Christ as God.

BQ E8S35F5 Nov 01, Nathan Duffy rated it really liked it. Classics of Western Spirituality Series. If grace is already inherent in nature, then what was originally wrong or inadequate with nature that it required grace? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Oct 03, Daniel Schmitt rated it really liked it Shelves: Historical Timeline Appendix I: