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Софиология Отца Павла Флоренского
Sophiology of the Father Pavel Florensky

Author(s): Zoltán Józsa
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: Pavel Florensky; Russian sophiology; memory in Russian mentality; the Holy Spirit; Russian Orthodox Christianity;

Summary/Abstract: The paper bellow aims at presenting and discussing Father Pavel Florensky’s Sophiology on the basis of his theodicy concentrated in his doctoral dissertation published in 1914 which contains scrupulously detailed argumentation. Summarising his views concerning a positive approach to the utmost essential function and mission of philosophy, i.e. revealing the Higher Truth, Florensky points out his belief that it unquestionably belongs to the sphere of the Transcendent. Truth, which thus is knowledgeable exclusively via scrutinising the nature of the Holy Spirit (here Florensky intensely disputes Kantian agnosticism), is consequently to be observed as the indivisible single whole. The author attempts to systematise the ancient tradition of Sophia, which has been existent in a latent fashion in Russian mentality, by throwing some light upon both its roots to be traced back in the Old Testament and in patristics, and in Russian iconography. Florensky’s work, whose unique impact on turn-of the- century Russian Symbolist circles (Belyj and Blok) is not to be ignored, offers an insight into the theoretical background of Russian Sophiology. Following in the footsteps of Vl.

  • Issue Year: 47/2002
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 147-166
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Russian