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Early religious writings, 1903-1909 / Pavel Florensky ; translated by Boris Jakim.

By: Florenskiĭ, P. A. (Pavel Aleksandrovich), 1882-1937 [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2017Description: xiii, 228 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780802874955; 0802874959.Uniform titles: Works. Selections. English Subject(s): Philosophy, Russian -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 230/.19
Contents:
Superstition and miracle -- The empyrean and the empirical: a dialogue -- The goal and meaning of progress -- The prize of the high calling: an appreciation of the character of Archimandrite Serapion Mashkin -- Questions of religious self-knowledge -- Dogmatism and dogmatics -- Orthodoxy -- The salt of the earth: the story of the life of Abba Isidore -- Starets of the Gethsemane Skete compiled and told in order / by his unworthy spiritual son, Pavel Florensky.
Summary: "Perhaps the most remarkable person devoured by the Gulag" is how Alexandr Solzhenitsyn described Pavel Florensky, a Russian Orthodox mathematician, scientist, linguist, art historian, philosopher, theologian, and priest who was martyred during the Bolshevik purges of the 1930s. This volume contains eight important religious works written by Florensky in the first decade of the twentieth century, now translated into English--most of them for the first time. Splendidly interweaving religious, scientific, and literary themes, these essays showcase the diversity of Florensky's broad learning and interests. Including reflections on the sacraments and explorations of Russian monastic culture, the volume concludes with "The Salt of the Earth," arguably Florensky's most spiritually moving work. -- From the publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Superstition and miracle -- The empyrean and the empirical: a dialogue -- The goal and meaning of progress -- The prize of the high calling: an appreciation of the character of Archimandrite Serapion Mashkin -- Questions of religious self-knowledge -- Dogmatism and dogmatics -- Orthodoxy -- The salt of the earth: the story of the life of Abba Isidore -- Starets of the Gethsemane Skete compiled and told in order / by his unworthy spiritual son, Pavel Florensky.

"Perhaps the most remarkable person devoured by the Gulag" is how Alexandr Solzhenitsyn described Pavel Florensky, a Russian Orthodox mathematician, scientist, linguist, art historian, philosopher, theologian, and priest who was martyred during the Bolshevik purges of the 1930s. This volume contains eight important religious works written by Florensky in the first decade of the twentieth century, now translated into English--most of them for the first time. Splendidly interweaving religious, scientific, and literary themes, these essays showcase the diversity of Florensky's broad learning and interests. Including reflections on the sacraments and explorations of Russian monastic culture, the volume concludes with "The Salt of the Earth," arguably Florensky's most spiritually moving work. -- From the publisher.

Translated from the Russian.

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