. filioque). The Orthodox churches rejected this addition (see II below). Although the Filioque clause was not directly responsi-ble for the schism of 1054, it came to epitomize the alienation between the...
The Lat. word filioque translates “and from the Son.” It is an addition to the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed that was adopted by the Western church in the Middle Ages but was emphatically rejected by the Eastern church. Along with other factors, this difference led to the schism between East and
and a ﬁ re, or God and a dove. However, we call the Son both God and man. Moreover, the ﬁ re and the dove appeared simply for the purpose of signifying the Holy Spirit, then to disap- 19 Gerald Bray, “Th e Filioque Clause in History and Th eology,” TB 34 (1983): 115-16; Bertrand de Margerie S.J., Th e
doctrine of the filioque (the belief that the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son ). The filioque is often considered to be something like a mountain that stands immovable, prohibiting the nourishing clouds of the Spirit to cross into our theological landscape, leaving Western theology in a
(PG 91, 136) has been used throughout the centuries by both Latins and Greeks to defend their respective positions vis-à-vis the ﬁlioque . Yet doubts about its authenticity, raised by both sides, have prevented its accep- tance as representative of the consensus patrum on the procession of the Holy
, Cyprus, in 1231 as punishment for refusing to stop calling the Latins heretics for employing the wrong kind of bread. 3 Not that the papacy accepted the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father alone; the popes just didn’t bring up the Filioque when dealing with Greeks under Latin
Myk Habets (ed.), Ecumenical Perspectives on the Filioque for the 21st Century (New York, NY : Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2014). 240 pp. $ 108.00 hardback. The Nicene Creed includes the assertion that the Holy Spirit “proceeds from the Father,” to which the Western Church adds “and the Son
Myk Habets (ed.), Ecumenical Perspectives on the Filioque for the Twenty-First Century (London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2014), xviii + 240 pp., £ 65.00, ISBN 9780567500724.
On page 40 David Guretzki cites Jaroslav Pelikan’s famous quip, “If there is a special circle of the inferno
(London and New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014), 240 pp. isbn 978-0-567-50072-4 (hbk). £65.00.
There have been times when the Filioque clause has been the object of mild humour as an affirmation which is as abstruse as it is irresolvable. This new collection edited by Myk Habets is