The role of the filioque is to tie the Spirit's work indissolubly to God's act in Christ; to confess that the action of the Spirit is part of the story of salvationhistory, and not some independent avenue of God's presence in the world. The Filioque History of a Doctrinal Controversy A. Edward Siecienski Oxford Studies in Historical Theology.
First comprehensive study of the history of the Filioque clause controversy, the defining issue in the split between Eastern and Western churches The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy is the first complete English language history of the filioque written in over a century.
Beginning with the biblical texts and ending with recent agreements on the place and meaning of the filioque, this book traces the history of the doctrine and the controversy that has surrounded it. May 15, 2015 The current general prayerbook in use (loosely) in Australia is A Prayer Book for Australia (1995) and the Filioque Clause remains in tact, and I am unaware of any consideration having been given to removing it.
History of the Filioque controversy refers to the historical development of theological controversies within Christianity regarding three distinctive issues: the orthodoxy of the doctrine of procession of the Holy Spirit as represented by the Filioque clause, the nature of anathemas mutually imposed by conflicted sides during the Filioque controversy, and the liceity (legitimacy) of the insertion of the Filioque reinterpreted, the Filioque clause would soon be relegated to theological oblivion.
In any event, Roman Catholic scholars generally do not accept Lossky's belief that the Filioque clause is the fundamental obstacle (impedimentum dirimens) to the reunion of the churches, and regard the theological issue as of little real importance.
The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy is the first complete history of the Filioque written in English in more than a century. Beginning with the biblical texts and ending with recent agreements on the place and meaning of the Filioque, this book traces the history of the doctrine and the controversy that has surrounded it. The filioque clause is not so heavenly minded that it is no earthly good. It is useful for Christians who must preach, sing, and think hard about God who is ThreeinOne and has saved us and is keeping us until the Son of God, Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, comes again.