A Solovyov Anthology

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-08-01
  • Publisher: Saint Austin Pr
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Hailed as "the Russian Newman", the great Eastern theologian, poet and mystic Vladimir Solovyov has been unjustly neglected in the West. More recently however, leading Catholic figures such as John Paul II (in his encyclical Fides et Ratio) and Cardinal Giacomo Biffi (at a recent international conference on Solovyov held in Bologna) have called for a revival of interest in the work of this prophetic figure. Born into the Russian Orthodox Church, Solovyov was a life-long advocate for the authority of the pope, and was received into the Catholic Church toward the end of his life.

In his preface to this anthology, Cardinal Biffi writes: "Vladimir Solovyov understood the twentieth century, but the twentieth century has not understood him". This wide-ranging anthology brings together in one volume a representative selection of Solovyov's theological, historical and mystical writings in the hope of introducing this profound Christian thinker to a wider public. It will make a useful contribution to the ecumenical dialogue between East and West called for by the pres

Table of Contents

Foreword to this edition (2001)
Introduction to this edition (2001)
Preface (1950)p. 7
Introduction (1950)p. 9
God and Man
God, the divine basis of creation and manp. 35
The essence of Christianityp. 43
The idea of humanityp. 51
The collapse of the mediaeval world-conceptionp. 60
The Church of Christ
The union of the Churchesp. 75
The great dispute and Christian politicsp. 75
The Church as the universal organization of the true lifep. 101
The Jews and the Christian problemp. 105
Beauty and Love
Beauty in naturep. 127
The meaning of artp. 139
The meaning of lovep. 150
Morality, Legal Justice, Politics
The idea of the Christian statep. 183
Morality, politics and the meaning of nationalityp. 191
Morality and legal justicep. 198
The secret of progressp. 224
The Epilogue: A short history of the antichristp. 229
Was Solovyov a convert to Roman Catholicism? (Editor's Note)p. 249
App. II: Source of contentsp. 253
List of Solovyov's works available in English translationsp. 256
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