The Theological World of the <i>Philokalia</i><sup>1</sup>

Rowan Williams

in The Philokalia

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780195390261
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932931 | DOI:
The Theological World of the Philokalia1

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This chapter interprets the relation between faith and works in Mark the Ascetic and his Messalian adversaries. it shows how the Eastern Church balanced the relation between faith and works 1,000 years before Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformers. it demonstrates the importance of Mark the Ascetic’s theology for the whole of the Christian life.

Keywords: Philokalia; Faith; works; Eastern Orthodox Church; Orthodoxy; Augustine; Cassian; Messalianism; Pelagianism; Jesus; Gospel; Christ; Paul; James

Chapter.  12240 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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