Gregory Palamas: The Triads. THE CLASSICS OF WESTERN SPIRITUALITY SERIES. Gregory Palamas: The Triads. Edited with an introduction by John. Gregory Palamas. The Triads. Edited with an introduction by John Meyendorff. Classics of Western Spirituality Series. New York: Paulist Press, Gregory Palamas (–), monk, archbishop and theologian, was a major figure in fourteenth-century Orthodox Byzantium. This, his greatest work.

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For God is superessential. Of course, such a move is counter to any talk of apophaticism and essence-beyond-essence. A Theology of Uncreated Energies. In grrgory words, we know God by his works, not by peering into his nature. Paulist Press- Religion – pages. Though he is not widely venerated in the Roman Catholic Church he is recognised as a saint. The Spirit sends it out in the hypostasis of another ibid.

Triads (Gregory Palamas)

Palamas is triadd most well-known for his central role in the defense of the doctrine of Hesychasm, which was upheld in at the Council of Blachernae. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

BQT F34T75 Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Per BX 1 S Gregory Palamas — defender of Orthodoxy. Nicholas Gendle provides triacs excellent translation that clearly articulates the main concerns of Gregory Palamas in his theology discourse with Barlaam. Andriy Chirovsky Primary Friads There is an important truth to this, and Palamas would have done well to finish the thought: I am actually reading a different version, but John Meyendorff wrote the Intro.


Reminds me of a qoute, About half way through and extremely involved in it Contents A Philosophy does not save.

gregor So even if his deity comes to us to transform Nicholas Gendle provides an excellent translation that clearly articulates the main concerns of Gregory Palamas in his theology ;alamas with Barlaam. This, his greatest work, presents a defense in support of the monastic groups known as the “hesychasts,” the originators of the Jesus Prayer.

To be fair, Palamas does anticipate this criticism. Does it really make sense to say that God palajas both beyond knowledge and beyond unknowing p. Paperbackpages. If both Persons and Nature are hyper-ousia cf. The reliance upon scriptural and patristic witness is what makes his work maintain a similitude to the early patristic works.

If Palamas wants to say that the energies make the ousia present, fine. Gregory further asserted that when PeterJames and John witnessed the Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor, that they were in fact seeing the uncreated light of God; and that it is gfegory for others to be granted to see that same uncreated light of God with the help of certain spiritual disciplines and contemplative prayeralthough not in any automatic or mechanistic fashion.


So even if his deity comes to us to transform us, we could never by nature be God. Index to Foreword Preface and Introduction.

The Triads by Gregory Palamas

Palamas answers with an analogy: Perhaps an overstatement, but certainly a warranted one. Strangely, Palamas break with the Pseudo-Dionysian ontology at a key point: Addressing the question of how it is possible for man to have knowledge of a transcendent and unknowable GodPalamas drew a distinction between knowing God in his essence Greek ousia and knowing God in his ” energies ” Greek energeiai.

Apr 11, Joseph Olivares rated it it was amazing. In the third Triad, Palamas refuted Barlaam’s charge of Messalianism by demonstrating that the Hesychasts did not share the antisacramentalism of the Messalians nor did they claim to physically see trlads essence of God with their eyes.

BL W67S65 The Triads Classics of Western spirituality. Nov 01, Nathan Duffy rated it really liked it. Chrysostomos, Archimandrite and Hieromonk Auxentios.

This is further confirmed by the fact that Palamas has the persons as hyperousia.