DEVELOPING A PRAYER RULE: BECOMING THEOLOGIANS

The final (for now) of the series.

The Modern Monastic Order Of Saint Simon of Cyrene

“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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