Zizioulas: “a person cannot be imagined in himself but only within his relationships.”

Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon (1931-    ).  He is the Chairman of the Academy of Athens.  He has degrees from the University of Thessaloniki, studied at Harvard Divinity School, and received his PhD from the University of Athens.  He has taught at the Universities of Athens, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and King’s College in London.

 

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Met. John (Zizioulas)

 

“The significance of the person rests in the fact that he represents two things simultaneously which are at first sight in contradiction: particularity and communion.  Being a person is fundamentally different from being an individual or a “personality,” for a person cannot be imagined in himself but only within his relationships.” ~ Being as Communion

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