The Orthodox Therapy on Illness and Suffering: A Missionary Evaluation

Istodor, George (2012) The Orthodox Therapy on Illness and Suffering: A Missionary Evaluation. European Journal of Science and Theology, 8 (2). pp. 163-172. ISSN 1842-8517

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Illness and suffering are consequences of original sin and our personal sins. Orthodox therapy emphasises the necessity of healing, starting from an awareness of sins up to the remission of these sins by the Saviour, through the Holy Mystery of Confession. Besides this, in order to obtain salvation, the Mystery of Holy Unction is essential. In Orthodox therapy healing has a soteriological value; it refers to both soul and body, and the vision of illness and suffering has a positive significance connected to God's providence. It is regarded as an antidote against despair.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orthodox Therapy, Repentance, Remission of Sins, Suffering
Subjects: B Mission theology/theory
B Mission theology/theory > Spirituality
B Mission theology/theory > Evangelism/Proclamation of Gospel
C Types of Christian Ministry > Missionaries
D World Christianity and Central Eastern Europe > Europe
G Christian traditions/Denominations > Eastern Orthodox
Divisions: Central Europe
Central Europe > Romania
Depositing User: Speranca Tomin
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2021 15:11
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2021 15:11

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