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  • noun Plural form of theologoumenon.

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  • The Eastern Church even has a word for the more provisional, interpretive activity; it is theologoumena (Θεολογούμενα), which is to say, simply, "to speak of God."

    Scott Cairns: The Feast of the Transfiguration

  • I like very much how Chrysostomos, the Archbishop of Etna, defines theologoumena; he calls it the "privately-held, though possibly accurate, views held by some Fathers."

    Scott Cairns: The Feast of the Transfiguration

  • He also makes clear that setting a firm line between dogma and theologoumena is a Western disposition, and that the Orthodox view favors "a thorough, careful search of the Fathers and ... an existential immersion into their spirit -- to something that ultimately rises above the useful tools of research that we have borrowed largely from Western theological schemata."

    Scott Cairns: The Feast of the Transfiguration

  • I like very much how Chrysostomos, the Archbishop of Etna, defines theologoumena; he calls it the "privately-held, though possibly accurate, views held by some Fathers."

    Scott Cairns: The Feast of the Transfiguration

  • He also makes clear that setting a firm line between dogma and theologoumena is a Western disposition, and that the Orthodox view favors "a thorough, careful search of the Fathers and ... an existential immersion into their spirit -- to something that ultimately rises above the useful tools of research that we have borrowed largely from Western theological schemata."

    Scott Cairns: The Feast of the Transfiguration

  • The Eastern Church even has a word for the more provisional, interpretive activity; it is theologoumena (Θεολογούμενα), which is to say, simply, "to speak of God."

    Scott Cairns: The Feast of the Transfiguration

  • That is because dogmas are meant to be irreformable formulations of aspects of the depositum fidei—i.e., articles of faith—not merely theologoumena that some pope or council happens to want to make unquestionable.

    The latest development in the development discussion

  • Yet it is precisely the objection of the Orthodox to certain distinctively Catholics dogmas, such as the Immaculate Conception, that they purport to make what are only allowable theologoumena into dogmas.

    The latest development in the development discussion

  • That is because dogmas are meant to be irreformable formulations of aspects of the depositum fidei—i.e., articles of faith—not merely theologoumena that some pope or council happens to want to make unquestionable.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Yet it is precisely the objection of the Orthodox to certain distinctively Catholics dogmas, such as the Immaculate Conception, that they purport to make what are only allowable theologoumena into dogmas.

    Archive 2007-01-01

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