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Title: An overview of father John Romanides' therapeutic theology
Authors: Rubeiz, Imad E. 
Affiliations: UOB Special Programs 
Keywords: Cure
Deification
Fall
Glorification
Loudovikov
Moss
Patristics
Romanides
Sacramentalism
Theosis
Subjects: Philokalia
Psychoanalysis
Psychology
Sin
Issue Date: 2020
Part of: Dr. Sava, V (Ed), SLUJIND ADEVĂRUL,SLUJIM PE DUMNEZEU ŞI PE OAMENI: ASPECTE ALE CERCETĂRILOR DOCTORALE ACTUALE. Romania: Doxologia.
Volume: 11
Start page: 144
End page: 156
Conference: Doctoralia conference (11th : 13-14 May 2019 : Iași, Romania) 
Abstract: 
The rather-contemporary Orthodox sphere of theologians consider the late Fr. John Romanides a controversial personality with controversial writings. Irrespective of a number of critiques that sprung against his teachings, it is nevertheless obvious (at least to the writer of this article) that he faithfully portrayed the teachings of the Church Fathers. This paper is an attempt to present a synopsis of his theology on the persons therapy of the soul. In sum, one must willingly work on their own deification and fervently seek reaching it: purification is the first step, followed by illumination, ultimately reaching theoria. The whole theology of the Church Fathers revolves around this therapy/healing. A number of critiques appeared later on regarding Romanides theology; this paper summarizes two of the prominent ones – that of Vladimir Moss and of Nicholas Loudovikov.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/738
Type: Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:UOB Special Programs

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