My last post was the final installment of my reading of Metropolitan Zizioulas’ Being as Communion. My reading of this book, and the need to find a way to process it, was really the impetus that gave birth to this blog but it has been a somewhat interrupted reading and has taken much longer than originally envisaged. I am also conscious that my posts have been largely limited to summarising the book and have not engaged it that significantly, but that will have to do for the time being. In some ways I would have liked to have considered Zizioulas’ critics more. And, perhaps more importantly, I would have liked to have discussed the implications of what emerged. Some of this seems obvious, some of it will hopefully emerge in other posts, and some of it is perhaps best left unsaid for the time being.

In any case, here are links to the posts, which I will also put on my “Completed Series” page:


Chapter 1: Personhood and Being

Chapter 2: Truth and Communion

Chapter 3: Christ, the Spirit and the Church

Chapter 4: Eucharist and Catholicity

Chapter 5: Apostolic Continuity and Succession

Chapter 6: Ministry and Communion

Chapter 7: The local Church in a perspective of communion


P.S. I had been planning to read Zizioulas’ Communion and Otherness after this book. I would still like to read it in the foreseeable future, but it will have to wait a while!