A Theological Puzzle.

Something to ponder, and this is from memory so I might get it a little wrong. But it’s been puzzling me.

St. Gregory Palamas asserted that the fall of man was not an ontological change but an anthropological one.

Metropolititan John Zizioulas asserts that Baptism is an ontological change.

So is Salvation ontological or anthropological?

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  1. Boonton says:

    Can you give us a quick cheat sheet on what ontological versus anthropological mean in this context?

  2. Why whenever I read you on theology am I reminded of the postmodernism generator?

    Bullshit in 5-syllable words.

    “Who do you say that I am?”.
    They replied, “You are the eschatological manifestation of the ground of our being, the Karygma of which we find the ultimate meaning of our inter-personal relationships”.
    And Jesus said, “Huh?

  3. Mark says:

    I plan on excerpting more from the book from which I got that discussion to try to enlarge on what is meant by that.