"Watchfulness is a spiritual method which if sedulously practiced over a long period, completely frees us with God's help from impassioned thoughts, impassioned words, and evil actions ." ~ St. Hesychios the Priest

 

 

Table of Contents

  • Preface8

  • CHAPTER ONE: CHRISTOLOGY11
  •   Introduction12
  •   Arianism 14
  •   Anomeans and Semi-Arians 16
  •   Antiochene Christology 18
  •   Alexandrian Christology 20
  •   The Nestorian Heresy21
  •   Doctrine of Eutyches 23
  •   Monophysitism 24
  •   Monotheletism 25
  •   Other Christological Heresies 26
  •     A. The Soul of Christ 26
  •     B. Christ's Kingdom 26
  •     C. Docetism 27
  •     D. Psilanthropism 27
  •   The Nicene Creed 28

  • CHAPTER TWO: TRINITARIAN THEOLOGY33
  •   Introduction34
  •   Sabellianism 35
  •   The Holy Spirit's Divinity 37
  •   Double Procession Heresy 38
  •   The Trinity 39
  •   Nicene vs. Neo-Nicene Theology41
  •   God and Human Form 43
  •   Auxiliary Matters 44

  • CHAPTER THREE: CHURCH DEVELOPMENT46
  •   Introduction47
  •   The Church 48
  •   Apostolic Succession 52
  •   Monasticism 57
  •   Schism and Heresy 60

  • CHAPTER FOUR: SACRED SCRIPTURE65
  •   Introduction66
  •   Old Testament 67
  •   New Testament 84
  •   Forbidden Works 93

  • CHAPTER FIVE: BAPTISM AND RESTORATION OF THE LAPSED99
  •   Introduction100
  •   Baptism 101
  •   Restoration of the Lapsed 109

  • CHAPTER SIX: PASCHA113
  •   Introduction114
  •   Pascha (Easter) 115

  • CHAPTER SEVEN: ADDITIONAL ERRANCIES122
  •   Introduction123
  •   Eucharistic Violations 124
  •   Origenism 128
  •   Nestorius' Rejection of the Theotokos 130
  •   Pelagianism 131
  •   Kataphrygian Heresy132
  •   Traducian Doctrine 133
  •   Augustinian Errancies 134
  •   Milennialism 135

  • DIGEST139

  • SACRED SCRIPTURES219

  • ECUMENICAL COUNCILS222

  • SOURCES226

  • INDEX227

  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR238