The final (for now) of the series.
“If you are a theologian, you will pray truly. And if you pray truly, you are a theologian.” Evagrios the Solitary
“We pray not to instruct or inform God, but to be intimate with Him.”
St. John Chrysostom
“In the Orthodox Tradition, one can be a theologian and mentally retarded.”
Fr. Andrew Damick,from Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy (1st Edition)
Not everyone can become an academic or scholarly theologian. I do not say this to insult anyone’s intellect. Much is said for desire and effort in achieving goals. However, the demands of a seminary curriculum, reading volumes from ancient and modern scholars, writing almost endless papers defending conclusions based on history, scripture, and other topics; it is a special calling to be that sort of theologian.
Theology literally means, “The study of God.” If we are made in His image and likeness, does knowing Him require admission in a divinity…
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