Theological Anthropology, 500 Years after Martin Luther

Orthodox and Protestant Perspectives


Theological Anthropology, 500 years after Martin Luther gathers contributions on the theme of the human being and human existence from the perspectives of Orthodox and Protestant theology. These two traditions still have much to learn from each another, five hundred years after Martin Luther's Reformation. Taking Martin Luther's thought as a point of reference and presenting Orthodox perspectives in connection with and in contradistinction to it, this volume seeks to foster a dialogue on some of the key issues of theological anthropology, such as human freedom, sin, faith, the human as created in God's image and likeness, and the ultimate horizon of human existence. The present volume is one of the first attempts of this kind in contemporary ecumenical dialogue.

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Christophe Chalamet, Ph.D. (2002), teaches systematic theology at the University of Geneva. Among his recent publications: A Most Excellent Way: An Essay on Faith, Hope, and Love (Lexington Books, 2020) and (ed.) and The Challenge of History (Fortress, 2020).

Konstantinos Delikostantis, Ph.D. (1980), is professor of philosophy and systematic theology at the University of Athens. Among his publications: The Ethos of Freedom (in Greek; Italian translation), Philosophical Anthropology (in Greek). He is advisor at the Ecumenical Patriarchate for social issues and directs the main patriarchal bureau at the Phanar.

Job of Telmessos (Getcha), Ph.D. (2003), is the permanent representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the World council of churches (since 2015). Among his publications: The Typikon Decoded: An Explanation of Byzantine Liturgical Practice (Saint Vladimir's Press, 2012).

Elisabeth Parmentier, Ph.D. (1996) is professor of practical theology at the University of Geneva's Theological Faculty. She is an expert on feminist theologies and ecumenical dialogue. Her most recent monograph is on the theme of benediction: Cet étrange désir d'être bénis (Labor et Fides, 2020).
All interested in ecumenical dialogue between Protestants and Orthodox, in theological anthropology, in Martin Luther's theology and in Orthodox perspectives on the human person and human existence.
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