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Актуальное свидетельство богослова и мыслителя
Actual Evidence of the Theologian and Thinker

Author(s): Sergey Mihailovich Usmanov
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History of Church(es), Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Ивановский государственный университет
Keywords: Archpriest George Florovsky; the theology; Ecumenism; history of the Church;

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the collection of scientific articles by Archpriest George Florovsky published in 2017 under the title «Testimony of Truth». From 41 articles of Father George in this collection, only one work is published in the original version in Russian, and the remaining forty — in translations from English, German and French, the compiler of the collection, the St. Petersburg researcher Alexey Anatolyevich Pochekunin. The peerreviewed publication also has an introductory article and an afterword. As a preface, the article is published by the famous expert on Russian theology, A. A. Yermichev. The afterword was written specifically for this publication by the French translator Yves-Noel Leluvière and the compiler of the collection A. A. Pochekunin. In general, the «Testimony of Truth» compilation turned out to be very informative. It includes many works of Archpriest George Florovsky on the Christian Sacred Tradition, on the history of the Church, on the problems of ecumenism. There is also a collection of articles by father George dedicated to individuals in history and the church life. All this can be very relevant in the research of historians, religious scholars, philosophers, and cultural studies. It is worth taking into account the nature and style of the scientific works of Archpriest George Florovsky. The depth and sharpness of his thoughts, the clarity of formulations, extensive erudition give his writings a real fundamental nature. A rooted in the foundations of Christian dogma — and significant stability in the context of the changing conjuncture of scientific research. Therefore, the opinions and assessments of Father George often become more weighty and significant over the years. Despite the fact that the collection «The Testimony of Truth» has as many as three editors, it contains many stylistic errors and even mistakes in grammar and terminology of translations of Father George’s works into Russian. Such flaws in their own way only set off the high level reached by the eminent theologian and intellectual of the Russian abroad, Archpriest George Florovsky.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 136-141
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Russian