Book notes: Modern Orthodox Thinkers, chapter 11


Modern Orthodox ThinkersChapter 11 is on Paul Evdokimov

“A saint is not a superman, but one who finds and lives the truth of being human as a liturgical being. The definition of the human finds its most exact and fullest expression in liturgical adoration: the human being is the person of the Trisagion and the Sanctus: ” I shall sing to my God as long as I live”.
page 164


“Our ascent of love is a response to the amour fou of God, as Evdokimov often put it, a love that breaks all limits: our love for God defines who we are. As Evdokimov puts its elsewhere, ” To the God who is love there corresponds the human amo ergo sum.”
page 165


  • Pages 170 and following are on interior monasticism

  • Reread Ages of the Spiritual Life

  • St Tikhon of Zadonsk

  • Letters of St Theophane the Recluse


Please find here the first post of this series, with a general presentation of the book.

Book notes: Modern Orthodox Thinkers, chapters 7-10


Modern Orthodox ThinkersChapter 7 is on Myrrha Lot-Borodine and Vladimir Lossky

  • reread The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church

  • Cabasilas

  • Maximos’ Mystagogia

Chapter 8 on Maria Skobtsova

Chapter 9 on Staniloae – see my review of one of his books

Chapter 10 on Justin Popovic

“Having dispensed with God, Nietzsche proposes man as superman, devoid of pity for one’s neighbor, and pursuing an ” irresponsible and merciless desire for power” – ” beyond good and evil, beyond truth and error, beyond conscience and responsibility.”
page 153

I need to double check in Ireneaus the idea of sin due to the immaturity of mankind.
Any other Father mentioning this?
What are we saved from?
How about the word save in OT and NT?
Were we mature before the Fall?

Please find here the first post of this series, with a general presentation of the book.