Mr Farrell Has Given Us A Text Which Is Faithful To Saint Photios Original Greek Text A Theological Overview Of The Filioque Controversy An Essential Controversy In The History Of The Whole Church That Is Not Too Technical To Be Understood By An Untrained Theologian And An Historical View Of This Subject And Saint Photios That Presents No Problem To The Reader Untrained In Historical Investigation His Is Not The Only Translation To Be Had In A Modern Language, But It Certainly Is The Only Translation Which Consciously Attempts To Reach The Average Orthodox Reader Introducing The Faithful To The Inner Spirit Of The Patristic Witness Archmandrite Chrysostomos This was an absolute PAIN to get through He can t stick to the point at hand and runs off on little rabbit trails tangents constantly He contradicts himself, he uses circular logic and logical fallacies to try to prove his point He uses the argument that the Fathers of the Church who did argue for the Filioque were in fact wrong, because no one himself happened to be there to point out to them that they were wrongoh, but you can t hold that against
In some ways St Photios book is a hard one to read As it stands, few scholars in the modern world pay any attention to it The book is unorganized, written mostly from memory, and it appears that Photios doesn t actually deal with the real arguments, but only with implications of those arguments.The book should not be dismissed, though Given the context in which Photios wrote it exile, lack of library , it should be hailed as a masterpiece Since the book is not organized around any one th In some ways St Photios book is a hard one to read As it stands, few scholars in the modern world pay any attention to it The book is unorganized, written mostly from memory, and it appears that Photios doesn
The filioque controversy, involvesthan just technicality of words and expressions The introduction of the book traces the thought process that brought forth the filioque clause from the Western theologians of the 9th century, through the Carolinian s augustinianism, through the blessed Augustine himself, and finally Plotinus Thus showing that the Western dialectic way of theologizing to the eyes of the Eastern Church was
An irate and confused work Not worth reading. Of course this is written by Photius and translated by Farrell.
- 116 pages
- The Mystagogy of the Holy Spirit
- 17 August 2017 Photius