Wednesday, July 05, 2006

John of Damascus on the Doctrine of God

This is my Church History paper looking at John of Damascus' teaching from the first book of An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith, as a representative of Eastern Orthodox theology:


After a brief sketch of the historical setting of the work, it is divided up for consideration. The book is categorised into three sections: 1. What can and cannot be known about the Triune God; 2. Logical proofs concerning the Triune God; 3. Beliefs explained concerning the Triune God. Each of these sections is discussed, also considering the historical and contemporary relevance of what John writes. The value of an appreciation of the mystery of God is noted, as are the contributions and distinctions of John's Trinitarian conceptions. Some similarities with Scholastic writings are also pointed out.


  1. Hi Craig. Nice to see you in the blogosphere.

  2. Hi Simone. Checked out your blog.. lots of interesting stuff there :)

    So I guess you found me via

  3. yep.

    Hope the new semester has started well for you. What year are you in?

    Greetings to Sandy and co.

  4. First class starts tomorrow :)

    Don't know what year I'm in ;) Have to wait until/if I'm accepted as a candidate. Hopefully I will only have 5 or 6 more subjects to do next year...

    Sandy was reading your blog and marvelled at you wanting to do another Arts degree :)