God, Man and the Church

God, Man and the Church

by Vladimir Solovyev
     
 
During the year after its first publication in Russian in 1885, God, Man and the Church rapidly established a reputation as a seminal work of Russian theology. It is a penetrating examination of man's relationship - both as an individual and in society - with God. For Solovyev, personal religion can only be satisfied in social religion. Private prayer finds its

Overview

During the year after its first publication in Russian in 1885, God, Man and the Church rapidly established a reputation as a seminal work of Russian theology. It is a penetrating examination of man's relationship - both as an individual and in society - with God. For Solovyev, personal religion can only be satisfied in social religion. Private prayer finds its fulfilment in the Church's liturgy, and the Church is the highest expression of man's religious aspirations. Solovyev's mystical understanding of the Church provides the basis for a fundamental analysis of the idea of the state from a Christian viewpoint.

Published in 1937, Donald Attwater's translation of God, Man and the Church, which made the work available in the English language for the first time, has become a classic in its own right.

Editorial Reviews

Theology, vol 79, issue 49 - John Arnold
[...] Solovyev disentangled essential Orthodoxy from Slavophilism and developed a critique of the social order of the age of Alexander III, basing his arguments on the Bible and tradition. He thus offers an alternative both to Tsarist reaction and to socialist revolution...we can be grateful that it is available again in this reprint of Donald Attwater’s English translation of 1937.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780227676905
Publisher:
Lutterworth Press, The
Publication date:
11/26/1987
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.39(w) x 8.05(h) x 0.93(d)

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