Title: Beyond the Shattered Image: Insights into an Orthodox Christian Ecological Worldview
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Light & Life Pub Co February 1999
1880971429 / 9781880971420
Seller ID: 127365
Chryssavgis brings patristic theology to bear on the problems of man's relationship with the world -- in its several dimensions. Maintaining that Orthodoxy has always proclaimed liturgy as cosmic, and continually associated the salvation of man with the salvation of the world, Chryssavgis explores the sacramental nature of nature and Trinitarian human living in relationship with the larger cosmos. How often have we narcissistically treated nature as something created by God solely to serve our wants? How often have we failed as liturgical celebrants of innate joy in the world? Chryssavgis follows these themes by letting the Fathers speak anew, as he challenges and critiques the worlds of secular ecological concern with the deeper issues of transformation, ''so that by the elements of creation, and by the angels, and by human beings, by things visible and invisible, God's most holy name is glorified'' ( Theophany, the Great Blessing of Waters).