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By Paul L. Gavrilyuk

Georges Florovsky is the mastermind of a 'return to the Church Fathers' in twentieth-century Orthodox theology. His theological vision-the neopatristic synthesis-became the most paradigm of Orthodox theology and the golden common of japanese Orthodox identification within the West. targeting Florovsky's eu interval (1920-1948), this learn analyses how Florovsky's evolving interpretation of Russian non secular idea, relatively Vladimir Solovyov and Sergius Bulgakov,
informed his method of patristic assets. Paul Gavrilyuk bargains a brand new studying of Florovsky's neopatristic theology, by way of heavily contemplating its ontological, epistemological and ecclesiological foundations.
It is usual to distinction Florovsky's neopatristic theology with the 'modernist' spiritual philosophies of Pavel Florensky, Sergius Bulgakov, and different representatives of the Russian non secular Renaissance. Gavrilyuk argues that the normal narrative of twentieth-century Orthodox theology, in line with this polarization, needs to be reconsidered. the writer demonstrates Florovsky's severe appropriation of the most issues of the Russian non secular Renaissance, together with theological antinomies, the
meaning of background, and the character of personhood. The precise good points of Florovsky's neopatristic theology—Christological concentration, 'ecclesial experience', personalism, and 'Christian Hellenism'—are top understood opposed to the historical past of the most troublesome of the Renaissance. particularly, it is
shown that Bulgakov's sophiology supplied a polemical subtext for Florovsky's theology of production. it's argued that using the patristic norm in software to fashionable Russian theology represents Florovsky's theological signature.
Drawing on unpublished archival fabric and correspondence, this research sheds new gentle on such facets of Florovsky's profession as his relations historical past, his participation within the Eurasian flow, his dissertation on Alexander Herzen, his lectures on Vladimir Solovyov, and his involvement in Bulgakov's Brotherhood of St Sophia.

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