Translated by Thomas Allan Smith In The Burning Bush the first component of his "minor theological trilogy" the great Russian Orthodox theologian Sergius Bulgakov explores the place of Mary the Mother of God in Orthodox theology and devotional practice, in the process critiquing certain aspects of Roman Catholic Mariology. Drawing heavily on the Orthodox Church's liturgical texts and iconography and on his own developing Sophiology, Bulgakov offers a rich explanation of the unique, mysterious role played by the Mother of God as the realization of the human capacity for divinization.
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About the Author
Sergius Bulgakov (1871-1944) is widely regarded as the twentieth century's leading Orthodox theologian.
Thomas Allan Smith is associate professor of the history and theology of Eastern Christianity at the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto.
Table of Contents
A Note from the Translator vii
From the Author 3
The Burning Bush 5
1 The Absence of Personal Sin in the Mother of God 7
2 The Power of Original Sin for the Mother of God 15
3 The Catholic Dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God 47
4 The Glorification of the Mother of God 65
1 On the Glory of God in the Old Testament 117
2 The Old Testament Doctrine of the Wisdom of God 131
3 The Doctrine of the Wisdom of God in St Athanasius the Great and Other Church Fathers 143