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Reading Lists for 2007 Conference

Sanctification and Theosis

Primary Reading List

“Theosis.” OrthodoxWiki. <http://orthodoxwiki.org/Theosis>

Coniaris, Anthony M. “Theosis—Achieving Your Potential In Christ: Plain Talks on a Major Doctrine of Orthodoxy” [There is a book of a similar title by this author, but the following web pages provide a good summation of the contents of that book.]
   Theosis (Part 1) <http://theosis.riewe.com>
   Theosis (Part 2) <http://theosis.riewe.com/theosis2.htm>
   Theosis (Part 3) <http://theosis.riewe.com/theosis3.htm>
   The Bible and Theosis <http://theosis.riewe.com/theosis_and_the_bible.htm>
   Man Does Not Become A God <http://theosis.riewe.com/theosis_man_does_not_become_a_god.htm>
   What Theosis Is Not <http://theosis.riewe.com/theosis_what_theosis_is_not.htm>

Fenton, John W. “Orthodoxy and Confessional Documents” [Fenton’s blog post is a good indication why it is difficult to identify an EO ‘authority’] <http://conversiaddominum.blogspot.com/2007/05/orthodoxy-and-confessional-documents.html>

Marquart, Kurt E. “Luther and Theosis.” Concordia Theological Quarterly
(July 2000, 64:3, pp. 182-205) <http://www.ctsfw.edu/library/files/pb/1054>

Supplemental Reading List

Bebis, George. “Lives of the Saints” (particularly, ‘The Concept of Theosis’ section) <http://www.goarch.org/en/resources/saints>

Christensen, Michael. “Theosis and Sanctification: John Wesley’s Reformulation of a Patristic Doctrine.” <http://wesley.nnu.edu/wesleyan_theology/theojrnl/31-35/31-2-4.htm>

Archimandrite George, “Theosis*—Deification as the Purpose of Man’s Life.”  <http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/theosis_experiences.html>

Fitzgerald, Thomas. “Spirituality” (particularly, ‘Theosis’ section). <http://www.goarch.org/en/ourfaith/articles/article7114.asp>

 

 

Justification in Eastern Orthodoxy

Bishop Kallistos Ware, How Are We Saved: The Understanding of Salvation in the Orthodox Tradition, Light and Life Publishing Company, Minneapolis, MN.  ISBN 1-880971-22-4  (The book is less than 100 pages and is more of a catechism than anything.)

Clark Carlton, The Life: The Orthodox Doctrine of Salvation, Regina Orthodox Press, Salisbury, MS.  ISBN 1-928653-02-2.  Read pages 126-160 on “Satisfaction” and “Faith vs. Works.”

 

 

Sanctification:  What is it? What causes it?  What are it’s consequences?


Steven A. Hein, “Sanctification:  The Powerful Pardon, LOGIA - A Journal of Lutheran Theology, Vol. 6:1, Epiphany 1997, pp. 19-23.

Steven A. Hein, “Response to the 'Response by Paul Raabe'” for LOGIA, Colloquium Fratrum.  Vol 7:1 Epiphany 1998.

Gerhard Forde, “The Lutheran View,” Christian Spirituality: Five Views of Sanctification, Donald L. Alexander, ed. (Downers Grove:  Intervarsity Press, 1988), pp. 13-32.

Gilbert C. Meilander, “Human Nature:  The Justified Sinner,” Faith & Faithfulness (Notre Dame:  Notre Dame Press, 1991), pp. 73-88.

Heinrich Schmid, ed., “Of Renovation,” Doctrinal Theology of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Charles Hay and Henry E. Jacobs, eds. (Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1961), pp. 486-91.

 

 


Modes of Communication in the Ministry of the Gospel

Principal reading:

Robert W. Schaibley, “Lutheran Preaching: Proclamation, Not Communication,” Concordia Journal, Vol. 18, Num. 1, January 1992, pp. 6-27. [Available for downloading]

Additional resources:

David Buttrick, Homiletic: Moves and Structures, Fortress Press, Minneapolis MNJ, 1987.

Wilhelm Dantine, Justification of the Ungodly, Concordia Publishing House, St.Louis MO, 1968.

Gerhard O. Forde, Theology Is for Proclamation, Fortress Press, Minneapolis MN, 1990.

______________, Justification by Faith: A Matter of Death and Life, Sigler Press, Ramsey NJ, 1990.

Walther von Loewenich, Luther’s Theology of the Cross, Augsburg Publishing House,  Menneapolis MN, 1976/1982.



 

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