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Exposition Of The Orthodox Faith - John of Ruysbroeck

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John of Damascus. Exposition of the Orthodox Faith.



Chapter I.--That the Deity is incomprehensible, and that we ought not

Chapter II.--Concerning things utterable and things unutterable, and things knowable and thing unknowable.

Chapter III.--Proof that there is a God.

Chapter IV.--Concerning the nature of Deity: that it is incomprehensible.

Chapter V.--Proof that God is one and not many.

Chapter VI.--Concerning the Word and the Son of God: a reasoned proof.

Chapter VII.--Concerning the Holy Spirit, a reasoned proof.

Chapter VIII.--Concerning the Holy Trinity.

Chapter IX.--Concerning what is affirmed about God.

Chapter X.--Concerning divine union and separation.

Chapter XI.--Concerning what is affirmed about God as though He had body.

Chapter XII.--Concerning the Same.

Chapter XIII.--Concerning the place of God: and that the Deity alone is uncircumscribed.

Chapter XIV.--The properties of the divine nature.

Chapter I.--Concerning æon or age.

Chapter II.--Concerning the creation.

Chapter III.--Concerning angels.

Chapter IV.--Concerning the devil and demons.

Chapter V.--Concerning the visible creation.

Chapter VI.--Concerning the Heaven.

Chapter VII.--Concerning light, fire, the luminaries, sun, moon and stars.

Chapter VIII.--Concerning air and winds.

Chapter IX.--Concerning the waters.

Chapter X.--Concerning earth and its products.

Chapter XI.--Concerning Paradise.

Chapter XII.--Concerning Man.

Chapter XIII.--Concerning Pleasures.

Chapter XIV.--Concerning Pain.

Chapter XV.--Concerning Fear.

Chapter XVI.--Concerning Anger.

Chapter XVII.--Concerning Imagination.

Chapter XVIII.--Concerning Sensation.

Chapter XIX.--Concerning Thought.

Chapter XX.--Concerning Memory.

Chapter XXI.--Concerning Conception and Articulation.

Chapter XXII.--Concerning Passion and Energy.

Chapter XXIII.--Concerning Energy.

Chapter XXIV.--Concerning what is Voluntary and what is Involuntary.

Chapter XXV.--Concerning what is in our own power, that is, concerning Free-will .

Chapter XXVI.--Concerning Events .

Chapter XXVII.--Concerning the reason of our endowment with Free-will.

Chapter XXVIII.--Concerning what is not in our hands.

Chapter XXIX.--Concerning Providence.

Chapter XXX.--Concerning Prescience and Predestination.

Chapter I.--Concerning the Divine OEconomy and God's care over us, and

Chapter II. --Concerning the manner in which the Word was conceived, and concerning His divine incarnation.

Chapter III.--Concerning Christ's two natures, in opposition to those who hold that He has only one .

Chapter IV.--Concerning the manner of the Mutual Communication .

Chapter V.--Concerning the number of the Natures.

Chapter VI.--That in one of its subsistences the divine nature is united in its entirety to the human nature, in its entirety and not only part to part.

Chapter VII.--Concerning the one compound subsistence of God the Word.

Chapter VIII.--In reply to those who ask whether the natures of the Lord are brought under a continuous or a discontinuous quantity .

Chapter IX.--In reply to the question whether there is Nature that has no Subsistence.

Chapter X.--Concerning the Trisagium (|the Thrice Holy|).

Chapter XI.--Concerning the Nature as viewed in Species and in Individual, and concerning the difference between Union and Incarnation: and how this is to be understood, |The one Nature of God the Word Incarnate.|

Chapter XII.--That the holy Virgin is the Mother of God: an argument directed against the Nestorians.

Chapter XIII.--Concerning the properties of the two Natures.

Chapter XIV.--Concerning the volitions and free-will of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Chapter XV.--Concerning the energies in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Chapter XVI.--In reply to those who say |If man has two natures and two energies, Christ must be held to have three natures and as many energies.|

Chapter XVII.--Concerning the deification of the nature of our Lord's flesh and of His will.

Chapter XVIII.--Further concerning volitions and free-wills: minds, too, and knowledges and wisdoms.

Chapter XIX.--Concerning the theandric energy.

Chapter XX.--Concerning the natural and innocent passions .

Chapter XXI.--Concerning ignorance and servitude.

Chapter XXII.--Concerning His growth.

Chapter XXIII.--Concerning His Fear.

Chapter XXIV.--Concerning our Lord's Praying.

Chapter XXV.--Concerning the Appropriation.

Chapter XXVI.--Concerning the Passion of our Lord's body, and the Impassibility of His divinity.

Chapter XXVII.--Concerning the fact that the divinity of the Word remained inseparable from the soul and the body, even at our Lord's death, and that His subsistence continued one.

Chapter XXVIII.--Concerning Corruption and Destruction.

Chapter XXIX.--Concerning the Descent to Hades.

Chapter I.--Concerning what followed the Resurrection.

Chapter II.--Concerning the sitting at the right hand of the Father.

Chapter III.--In reply to those who say |If Christ has two natures, either ye do service to the creature in worshipping created nature, or ye say that there is one nature to be worshipped, and another not to be worshipped.|

Chapter IV.--Why it was the Son of God, and not the Father or the Spirit, that became man: and what having became man He achieved.

Chapter V.--In reply to those who ask if Christ's subsistence is create or uncreate.

Chapter VI.--Concerning the question, when Christ was called.

Chapter VII.--In answer to those who enquire whether the holy Mother of God bore two natures, and whether two natures hung upon the Cross.

Chapter VIII.--How the Only-begotten Son of God is called first-born.

Chapter IX.--Concerning Faith and Baptism.

Chapter X.--Concerning Faith.

Chapter XI.--Concerning the Cross and here further concerning Faith.

Chapter XII.--Concerning Worship towards the East.

Chapter XIII.--Concerning the holy and immaculate Mysteries of the Lord.

Chapter XIV.--Concerning our Lord's genealogy and concerning the holy Mother of God .

Chapter XV.--Concerning the honour due to the Saints and their remains.

Chapter XVI.--Concerning Images .

Chapter XVII.--Concerning Scripture .

Chapter XVIII.--Regarding the things said concerning Christ.

Chapter XIX.--That God is not the cause of evils.

Chapter XX.--That there are not two Kingdoms.

Chapter XXI.--The purpose for which God in His foreknowledge created persons who would sin and not repent.

Chapter XXII.--Concerning the law of God and the law of sin.

Chapter XXIII.--Against the Jews on the question of the Sabbath.

Chapter XXIV.--Concerning Virginity.

Chapter XXV.--Concerning the Circumcision.

Chapter XXVI.--Concerning the Antichrist .

Chapter XXVII.--Concerning the Resurrection.

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