God, Man and the Church: The Spiritual Foundations of Life

God, Man and the Church: The Spiritual Foundations of Life

by Solovyev Vladimir, D. Attwater

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God, Man and the Church: The Spiritual Foundations of Life by Solovyev Vladimir, D. Attwater

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780227906033
Publisher: James Clarke & Co
Publication date: 11/30/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 271 KB

About the Author

Vladimir Solovyev was born in 1853, the son of the historian Sergius Mikhailovich Solovyev. He became a junior professor at the University of Moscow at the age of twenty-one, where he remained until his lectures gave the authorities the excuse they needed to dismiss a man whose Western sympathies had made him unpopular. He spent the rest of his life writing and travelling. He died on 31 July 1900.

Table of Contents

Translator's Preface
Author's Preface
Part One
Introduction: Nature, Death, Sin, Law, Grace
I. Prayer
II. Sacrifice and Alms-Deeds
III. Fasting
Part Two
I. Christianity
II. The Church
III. The Christian State and Christian Society
Conclusion: Christ's Example as the Guide of Conscience

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