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Gloria Dei homo vivens – St Irenaeus
January 2nd, 2014 by Joel Watts

Reading St. John of Damascus will only help you

This is not a (completely) a plug The Medieval Preaching and Spirituality Collection (34 vols.)  from Logos Bible Software, but I would highly recommend it as it is the translation I will be using.

Protestants are unsophisticated lot at times. Often times, we do not understand the long-stand ecclesial tradition attached to such concepts. For instance, Adoration is a term often discussed among the great philosophers and theologians of the past. Now. It is used and abused in a variety of ways.

I thought, maybe, we can read St. John’s tract, On Holy Images, together. It is short and no doubt you can find free copies online or on Amazon.

What is adoration? What is our proper stance to God, the Saints, and Mary? Or the Creator and the creature?

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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