For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy

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St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1973 - Religion - 151 pages
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This book was originally written to serve as an outline for students in a discussion of the Christian "worldview." It suggests an approach to the world and to man's life in it that stems from the liturgical experience of the Orthodox Church. Alexander Schmemann understands issues such as secularism and Christian culture from the perspective of the unbroken experience of the Church, as revealed and communicated in her worship, in her liturgy -- the sacrament of the world, the sacrament of the Kingdom. - Publisher.
 

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User Review  - erikssonfamily - LibraryThing

An excellent treatise on the Orthodox meaning of liturgy and eucharistic theology. Schmemann delicately outlines mass and corrects the protestant misconceptions about Eastern Orthodoxy. I enjoyed the ... Read full review

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This book is one of the most insightful books I have read on Christianity in a long time. I encourage everyone to buy a copy read it and then recommend it to others! Read full review

Contents

Preface
7
The Eucharist
23
The Time of Mission
47
Of Water and the Spirit
67
The Mystery of Love
81
Trampling Down Death by Death
95
And Ye Are Witnesses of These Things
107
Worship in a Secular Age
117
Sacrament and Symbol
135
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