On temples and tools

Matthew Lee Anderson at Mere Orthodoxy describes a

shift within evangelicalism from communion to communication. While communion is about the proper relationship of persons, communication (a derivative term, though not a bad one) is about the proper transfer of information.

On that theme, I’ll just drop here a link to Being as Communion: Studies in Personhood and the Church, in which Metropolitan John Zizioulas defines personhood relationally. Or, as Elder Sophrony Sakharov used to say, “I love, therefore I am.”

The quote above on communion vs. communication, I found in a link from The silence of technology: Presence precedes tools:

“The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man.”

That’s Paul, who knew a little about the God who made the world.  But the abrogation of the temple is a thread running through the New Testament..

Read on…


Author: Father Silouan Thompson

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