Church in the Making: An Apophatic Ecclesiology of Consubstantiality - Theological Studies - Book
Over the past fifty years, Orthodox theologies of ecclesiology have been revolving around competing schools of ecclesiology—one “universal,” the other “eucharistic.” Father Loudovikos, in this masterful interconnected series of studies, moves beyond this dialectic by exploring the very mode of the Church’s existence.
In the end, it is the profound theological insights of St Maximus the Confessor that propel Father Loudovikos beyond the familiar borders of ecclesiology and into a new way of understanding the Church’s self that is indissolubly linked to the human person and his participation in the divine Love that is God.
About the Author: The Rev Nicholas Loudovikos is professor of dogmatics and chair of the Department of Theological and Pastoral Studies at the University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki, as well as visiting professor at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies of Cambridge and at the University of Winchester. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Maximus the Confessor and Orthodox Dogmatic Theology.