Τρίτη, 5 Ιουλίου 2016

In Peace Let Us Pray to the Lord : An Orthodox Interpertation of the Gifts of the Spirit / An Orthodox answer to the pentecostalism and charismatic movement!


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From here - ΤΟ ΙΔΙΟ, ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ
 
I have always had trouble dealing with the question of “tongues” and other gifts of the Spirit. Now, thanks to Fr. Alexis’ marvelous new book, In Peace Let Us Pray to the Lord, I have a truly Orthodox answer!
 
What makes Fr. Alexis’ book so powerful is the fact that he is a monk on Mt. Athos. Athos is for the Orthodox world, the very center of our spiritual practice and experience. Fr. Alexis draws on the one thousand-year history of the Holy Mountain and its Saints to provide the definitive Orthodox interpretation of the Gifts of the Spirit.
–Clark Carlton, author of The Faith
 
308 Pages Published 2001 Regina Orthodox Press
About the Author
Prologue
Introduction
 
The Orthodox Church and the Gift of Tongues
Intuitions and Convictions

PART I
The Church of Pentecost:  the Holy Orthodox Church
Quotations on “Tongues”  αnd the Prayer of the Heart

Chapter 1. Interpretive Choices in Acts and First Corinthians:
Tongues and Spiritual Gifts

Inspiration, Revelation, and Interpretation
Patristic Interpretations: Boldness, Truth, and Pastoral Needs.
Patristic Interpretations: the Spirit and the Letter.
The Sure and the Uncertain: A Choice of Interpretations
Spiritual Gifts, Prophecy, and Foreign Languages
A Preliminary Answer: Kinds of Tongues as the Prayer of the Heart

Chapter 2. A Patristic Reading of Pentecost
 
Preparation: the Proper Time, the Proper Place, the Appropriate People
The Meaning of “As”
Prayer, Prophecy, and Comprehensibility: Purposeful and Timely Gifts.
What was heard?
The Sobriety of the Spirit
Holy Pentecost: A Unique Fulfillment of Prophecy and Figure.
The Characteristics of Holy Pentecost

Chapter 3. A Patristic Reading of Saint Paul’s Discourse on Spiritual Gifts in His First Epistle to the Corinthians
 
The Aim of the Incarnation and Gifts of the Spirit
The “Traditional” English Text: Its Translation and Interpretation
Kinds of Tongues in Corinthians and other Pauline Epistles.
The Illumined and the Perfected: Spiritual Gifts and Ministries
Illumination and Glorification: Unceasing Prayer and The Vision of Christ
Pentecost and Corinth

Chapter 4. A Matter of Experience
 
Discerning the Spirits: the Safe Experiences of the Church
Discerning the Spirits: Experiences of Deception
Discerning the Spirits: Experiences of Grace
Which Comes First: Faith or Experience?

PART II
The Pentecostal Churches
Quotations on “Tongues” as Supernatural and Unintelligible Prayer
 
Chapter 5. A Tale of Sound and Fury

The Enthronement of Experience in American Protestantism
Touch and Tongues: the Discovery of the First American Pentecostals.
The First Pentecostal Communities: A Diversity of Tongues; A Diversity of Churches
New Wine in Old Wine Skins: the Charismatic Movement.
The TV Church: Christians of the Third Wave.
The Pentecostal Answer

Chapter 6. The Dogmas of the Non-dogmatic
 
Dogma, Heresy, and the Church.
Salvation and the Start of the Christian Life: Belief, Baptism, and Spiritual Gifts.
Dogmas of Denial: a. Holy Communion b. The Priesthood. c. Holy Confession. d. The Saints and the Holy Icons
Christianity without the Cross: the Pentecostal “Church” of the End-Times
The Spiritual Vacuum of the Unscriptural and Nonsacramental Life

Chapter 7. The Ecstatic
 
Religious Ecstasy in the Non-Christian World.
Pentecostal Worship and Religious Experience.
“This is an hard saying; who can hear it?”
Epilogue
Yet I show I unto you a more excellent way
No Man can Serve Two Masters
A Higher Goal, a Safer Way
“Sing unto the Lord a new song”
Appendix
Every Man Heard Them Speak In His Own Language: God is Wonderful in His Saints
The Holy and Glorious Greatmartyr Christopher (†249-251)
Our Venerable and God-bearing Father Paisius the Great (b. 300).
Our Father Among the Saints Basil the Great (329-364)
The Venerable Monk Martyr James the New (†1520)
The Holy Elder Porphyrios (†1991)

Bibliography

See also

African Initiated Church in Search of Orthodoxy...
Charismatic Revival As a Sign of the Times
Less “Bishops”, More Monastics
Protestants ask: Why be Orthodox?

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