History of Eastern Orthodox theology

  • the history of eastern orthodox christian theology begins with the life of jesus and the forming of the christian church. major events include the chalcedonian schism with the oriental orthodox miaphysites, the iconoclast controversy, the photian schism, the great schism between east and west, and the hesychast controversy. the period after the second world war saw a re-engagement with the greek, and more recently syriac, fathers that included a rediscovery of the theological works of st. gregory palamas, which has resulted in a renewal of orthodox theology in the 20th and 21st centuries.

  • tradition
  • consensus of the fathers
  • apostolic era
  • patristic era
  • the eastern monastic or ascetic tradition
  • ecumenical councils
  • iconoclasm
  • tensions between the east and the west
  • hesychast controversy
  • the "western captivity"
  • hesychast renewal movements
  • slavophile movement
  • 20th century
  • modern ecumenism
  • see also
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The history of Eastern Orthodox Christian theology begins with the life of Jesus and the forming of the Christian Church. Major events include the Chalcedonian schism with the Oriental Orthodox miaphysites, the Iconoclast controversy, the Photian schism, the Great Schism between East and West, and the Hesychast controversy. The period after the Second World War saw a re-engagement with the Greek, and more recently Syriac, Fathers that included a rediscovery of the theological works of St. Gregory Palamas, which has resulted in a renewal of Orthodox theology in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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