Soloviev and Divinization

Posted June 18, 2018 11:36 pm by Dr. Adam DeVille

Soloviev and Divinization

Among the “rediscovered” themes and personages of contemporary Eastern Christian scholarship, and Christian theology more generally, we find many recent books devoted to deification/divinization/theosis; and a similar number of recent books devoted to the luminaries of Russian Orthodoxy’s so-called Silver Age. A forthcoming book unites both: J. Pilch, Breathing the Spirit with Both Lungs’: Deification in the Work of Vladimir Solov’ev (Peeters, 2017),About this book the publisher tells us the following:This book is an examination of the teaching of the Russian religious thinker Vladimir Solov’ev (1853-1900) about divine-humanity, the term he used to express the patristic doctrine of deification. The

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