John Zizioulas – Being as Communion

THO 6382 Foundational Texts in Eastern Christian Theology (Winter 2016 – Rev. Dr. Andriy Chirovsky)

Primary Resources: English

Zizioulas, John. “Apostolic Continuity of the Church and Apostolic Succession in the First Five Centuries.” Louvain Studies, 21:2 (Sum 1996): 153-168.
SPU Library: Per BQT 3 L68

Zizioulas, John. Being as Communion: Studies in Personhood and the Church. Crestwood, NY: SVSP, 2001.
SPU Library: BQX 5803 C65G74 1984- 4

John Zizioulas. Communion and Otherness.
Online: Douglas Knight – Resources for Christian Theology ( (accessed July 28, 2011).

Zizioulas, John. “Ecclesiological Issues Inherent in the Relations Between Eastern Chalcedonian and Oriental Non-Chalcedonian Churches.” In Does Chalcedon Divide or Unite, 138-156. Geneva: World Council of Churches, 1981.
SPU Library: BQX 5879 D64V47 1981

Zizioulas, John. “Episkopé and Episkopos in the Early Church: a Brief Survey of the Evidence.” In Episkopé and Episcopate in Ecumenical Perspective, 30-42. Geneva: World Council of Churches, 1980.
SPU Library: BV 670.2 E65W67 1980

Zizioulas, John. Eucharist, Bishop, Church: The Unity of the Church in the Divine Eucharist and the Bishop During the First Three Centuries. Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press 2001.

Zizioulas, John. “The Early Christian Community.” In Christian Spirituality: Origins to the Twelfth Century, 23-43. Edited by Bernard McGinn and John Meyendorff in collaboration with Jean Leclercq. World Spirituality, 16. New York, NY : Crossroad, 1985.
SPU Library: BL 624 W67S65 1985- 16

Zizioulas, John, Metr. “Is Ordination a Sacrament : an Orthodox Reply.” In The Plurality of Ministries, 33-39. Edited by Hans Kung and Walter Kasper. New York: Herder and Herder, 1972.
SPU Library: BQT 354 P62K85 1972

Zizioulas, John. “The Local Church in a Eucharistic Perspective : an Orthodox Contribution.” In Source: In Each Place, 50-61. Geneva: World Council of Churches, 1977.

Zizioulas, John. “The Mystery of the Church in Orthodox Tradition.” One in Christ, 24:4 (1988), 294-303.
SPU Library: Per BQX 5402 E16

Zizioulas, John. “On Being a Person : Towards an Ontology of Personhood.” In Persons, Divine and Human: King’s College Essays in Theological Anthropology, 33-46. Edited by Christoph Schwöbel and Colin E. Gunton for the Research Institute in Systematic Theology. Edinburgh : T & T Clark, 1991.
SPU Library: BT 153 P4P47S3 1991

Zizioulas, John D. “Primitive Christianity: the Original Spirituality.” Church, 3:3 (1987): 10-14.

Zizioulas, John. “Preserving God’s Creation: Three Lectures on Theology and Ecology.” King’s Theological Review, 12 ( Spr 1989), 41-45.

Zizioulas, John. “Preserving God’s Creation: Three Lectures on Theology and Ecology.” King’s Theological Review, 12 (Autumn 1989), 41-45.

Zizioulas, John. “Preserving God’s Creation: Three Lectures on Theology and Ecology.” King’s Theological Review, 12 (Spring 1990), 1-5.

Zizioulas, John. “Response by Most Rev John D Zizioulas.” Ecumenism, 93 (Mr 1989): 16-20.

Zizioulas, John. “Reflections of an Orthodox.” Ecumenical Review, 23:1 (1971): 30-34.
SPU Library: Per BQT 200 E25

Zizioulas, John. “Response to the Study Paper “The Meaning of Ordination”: an Orthodox Response.” Foundations, 12:2 (1969): 134-137.

Zizioulas, John. “The Theological Problem of Reception.” One in Christ, 21:3 (1985): 187-93.
SPU Library: Per BQX 5402 E16

John Zizioulas. Toward an Eschatological Ontology. Resources for Christian Theology. (accessed April 19, 2005).

Secondary Sources

Collins, Paul M. Trinitarian theology, West and East : Karl Barth, the Cappadocian Fathers, and John Zizioulas. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
SPU Library: BT 109.45 C65T75 2001

Fisher, David. “Byzantine Ontology: Reflections on the Thought of John Zizioulas.” Diakonia. 29:1 (1996): 57-63.
SPU Library: Per BQX 5402 D53

Fox, Patricia A. God As Communion: John Zizioulas, Elizabeth Johnson, and the Retrieval of the Symbol of the Triune God. Collegeville: Liturgical, 2001.
SPU Library: BQT 572.2 F69G63 2001

Harrison, Nonna Verna. “Zizioulas on Communion and Otherness.” St Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly 42:3-4 (1998): 273-300.
SPU Library: Per BX 1 S34

Ickert, Scott S. “The Missing Word in John Zizioulas’ Ecumenical Theology.” Dialog 37 (Sum 1998): 220-227.
SPU Library: Per BQT 3 D53

Knight, Douglas. “John Zizioulas on the Eschatology of the Person.” In The Future as God’s Gift: Explorations in Christian Eschatology, 189-197. Edited by David Fergusson and Marcel Sarot. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2000.
SPU Library: BT 823 F88F47 2000

McPartlan, Paul. The Eucharist makes the church: in Henri de Lubac and John Zizioulas. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1993.
SPU Library: BQ 7445 U24Z6M26E8 1993

Melissaris, Athanasios. “The Challenge of Patristic Ontology in the Theology of Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon.” Greek Orthodox Theological Review 44:1-4 (1999): 467-490.
SPU Library: Per BX 1 G64

Schroeder, C Paul. “Suffering Towards Personhood: John Zizioulas and Fyodor Dostoevsky in Conversation on Freedom and the Human Person.” St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly 45:3 (2001): 243-264.
SPU Library: Per BX 1 S34

Sherrard, Philip. “Metropolitan Zizioulas’ Creation as Eucharist.” Epiphany 13 (Spring 1993): 41-46.

Skira, Jaroslav. “The Ecological Bishop: Metropolitan John Zizioulas’ Theology of Creation.” Toronto Journal of Theology 19:2 (2003): 199-213.
SPU Library: Per BQT 3.1 T67

Skira, Jaroslav. “John Zizioulas and Yves Congar: On Christ and the Spirit in Ecclesiology.” In God’s Hands: Essays on the Church and Ecumenism in Honour of Michael Fahey, S.J. Leuven: Peeters Publishers & Press, 2006.(Forthcoming 2005).

Turner, Robert D. “Foundations for John Zizioulas’ Approach to Ecclesial Communion.” Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses, 78:4 (Dec 2002): 438-467.
SPU Library: Per BQT 3 E64T44

Weinandy, Thomas. “Zizioulas: the Trinity and Ecumenism.” New Blackfriars, 83:979 (Sep 2002): 407-415.
SPU Library: Per AP 4 B20

Wilks, John G F. “The Trinitarian Ontology of John Zizioulas.” Vox Evangelica 25 (1995): 63-88.


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