9780802864963

The Melody of Faith: Theology in an Orthodox Key

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802864963

  • ISBN10:

    0802864961

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-03
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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Summary

In the Orthodox Christian faith the elements of liturgy, scripture, hymnody, and iconography are the instruments or "voices" of a melody of faith. Here Vigen Guroian presents the fundamental beliefs of Orthodox Christianity through the metaphor of music. Often drawing on his personal religious experience, Guroian weaves together the themes of creation and new creation, beginning and end, sin and holiness, Incarnation and deification, sacrifice and salvation.

Author Biography

Vigen Guroian is professor of religious studies in Orthodox Christianity at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. His many other books include The Fragrance of God, Inheriting Paradise, and Tending the Heart of Virtue.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
The Litany of Creationp. 1
The Luminous Moment of the Apocalypsep. 25
Divine Therapyp. 43
Mother of God, Mother of Holinessp. 65
The Victorious Crossp. 93
The Rhythm of the Resurrectionp. 115
Notesp. 137
Subject Indexp. 153
Scripture Indexp. 156
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