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We Shall See Him as He Is: Bulgakov on Eschatological Conversion

by Roberto J. De La Noval, Ph.D. “It is impossible to appear before Christ and to see Him without loving Him.” ~ Sergius Bulgakov ~ Universalists and infernalists argue.1 In the course of their arguments over the past dec­ades, a … Continue reading

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Seeking Theodicy: Sergius Bulgakov and the Apoktastasis

We seek theodicy. We desiderate a convincing justification for the suffering, privation, violence, futility, and death of this world. We desire assurance that this world is good and our Creator is good. We need hope that Christ will triumph over … Continue reading

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The Demonic Void and the Apokatastasis of Satan

St Paisios the Athonite once fasted and prayed for two weeks for the eternal salvation of the devil. While praying he saw a dog’s head sticking his tongue out and mocking him. Paisios con­cluded from this incident that “God is … Continue reading

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Sergius Bulgakov on the Redemption of Satan and Other Matters Eschatological

I am delighted to introduce to the readers of Eclectic Orthodoxy a book which many will be interested in purchasing and reading: The Sophiology of Death: Essays on Eschatology. Within its covers you will find a collection of writings of … Continue reading

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Sergius Bulgakov on St Augustine and Predestination

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“O Glorious Miracle, the width of the Cross matches the breadth of heaven, since divine grace hallows all”

Today the Lord’s Cross is raised before all the world; today ‘the Cross is raised and the world hallowed’, and the faithful are called to worship the thrice blessed Tree on which Christ was crucified. We pray to the tree … Continue reading

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The Central Problematic of Sophiology

by Fr. Sergius Bulgakov The following essay by Fr. Sergius Bulgakov is taken from a paper presented in England in 1936.1 The full essay begins with an exposition of sophiology as refracted through various dogmatic arenas: theology; cosmology and anthropology; … Continue reading

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“The Spirit of the Grand Inquisitor” by Nikolai Berdyaev

This following article was written by the Russian Orthodox Philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev, soon after his friend Fr. Sergius Bulgakov received his first condemna­tion from the Moscow Patriarchate, on September 7th of 1935. It was published in the December issue of … Continue reading

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