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Владимир Соловьев и метафизика всеединства
Vladimir Soloviev and the metaphysics of unity

Author(s): Gabriella Kisfalvi
Subject(s): Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: Russian philosophy of religion; sophiology; V. Solovyov; Divine Wisdom; the idea of unity; the doctrine of the Holy Trinity;

Summary/Abstract: Solovyov’s sophiological teaching had a significant influence on the development of Russian philosophy of religion. He contributed a new discovery to the science of sophiology: he threw light on the complicated relationship between the idea of unity originating from God and uniting the whole world, and between the methaphysics of Sophia. The teologeme of Sophia is manifested in Solovyov’s philosophical system, in his poetic intuitions and mystical visions as well as in the gnostic texts, in the Kabbala tradition and also in the philosophical and biblical teachings. The Divine Wisdom, as the idea of an endeavour to unity appears in a parallel way with the different aspects of the divine and individual Sophia: such as the divine material, the eternal femininity, the Spirit of the world, the image of ideal humanity etc. The mystery of the Holy Trinity, ie. that God symbolises three persons’ unity in love (that of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit), the idea and notion of the number three played an important role in the formation of Solovyov’s sophiological teaching. All these were instrumental in the formation of his many-sided and complex Sophia interpretation.

  • Issue Year: 46/2001
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 351-360
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Russian