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1. Money and Economics in the Homilies of Saint John Chrysostom: Wealth in the Service of Love, by Andrius Valevicius

2. GOD, He Who is Unknown – The Apophatism of the Orthodox Church


Money and Economics in the Homilies of Saint John Chrysostom: Wealth in the Service of Love, by Andrius Valevicius

Money and Economics in the Homilies of Saint John Chrysostom: Wealth in the Service of Love, by Andrius Valevicius

1. Money and Economics in the Homilies of Saint John Chrysostom: Wealth in the Service of Love

In this book, the author, Andrius Valevicius, takes us on a journey to antiquity where he studies how money and economics were understood at the time in both pagan and Christian cultures.

In general, the view of money was never very positive. A few exceptions, such as Aristotle, did not see money as necessarily a bad thing. Aristotle underlined the superiority of private property over communal property. On the Christian side, Lactantius and Clement of Alexandria were also conscious of the importance of wealth in the building of Church and society.

However, the one who wrote the most about wealth in antiquity, its use and its distribution, was Saint John Chrysostom. His analysis and his understanding of the laws of market, his pragmatism, his grasp of the meaning of life and his spiritual depth make him an extraordinary author on the questions of wealth and society.

The reader of this book will see that Saint John Chrysostom’s teachings are still very relevant for today. Instead of just outright condemning riches, he offers ways to make good use of them. “To relieve poverty,” John Chrysostom says, “is a greater feat than to raise someone from the dead.”

Those who have received from the Spirit the charisma of creating wealth must exercise their talent, but they must also remain in service to society. This wealth is no theirs, it was loaned to them and they have to dispose of it with love and wisdom.


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GOD, He Who is Unknown - The Apophatism of the Orthodox Church, by Radu Roscanu

GOD, He Who is Unknown – The Apophatism of the Orthodox Church, by Radu Roscanu

2. GOD, He Who is Unknown – The Apophatism of the Orthodox Church

In the book The Unknown God: the Apophatism of the Orthodox Church, Fr. Radu Roscanu, an Orthodox priest, tries to clarify to what degree theological discourse is adequate for speaking about God’s transcendence.

The author shows us what Orthodox theology understands by apophatic knowledge. Theology uses the concepts of cataphatism and apophatism when it speaks about obtaining religious knowledge and expressing that knowledge.

Concerning God, we affirm that He is the living One, the personal One, absolute Spirit having every perfection in the absolute sense; He is the All-Good, the All-Loving, the All-Wise, the All-Righteous, the All-Knowing, etc. This way of affirming truths about God is called cataphatism.

Apophatic knowledge is characterized by negating any imperfection in God, which in the end, means affirming every perfection in Him. God cannot be known in the same way we know the realities of our concrete world, by using the ideas and concepts of time and space as well as the relations between natural phenomena, for God transcends them all.

Fr. Radu deals with important aspects of his subject: the progress in the levels of apophatism, the link between apophatism and cataphatism, and the apophatic vocabulary. One idea runs through the whole book: When we want to find God and talk to Him, negative theology—apophatism—is not just a recognition of the intellectual powerlessness of the human mind to know God. It also expresses the intuition of God’s infinite nature; it expresses the experience of the link with God that increases with the man’s spiritual progress.

The book is the result of research carried out at the Faculté de théologie, d’éthique et de philosophie, Université de Sherbrooke, and constitutes a very effective initiation to apophatic theology.


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