[ BOOKS ] ✭ The Comforter Author Sergius Bulgakov – Chainnews.us

The ComforterSergius Bulgakov Is Widely Considered To Be The Twentieth Century S Foremost Orthodox Theologian, And His Book The Comforter Is An Utterly Comprehensive And Profound Study Of The Holy Spirit.Encyclopedic In Scope, The Comforter Explores All Aspects Of The Doctrine Of The Holy Spirit, As They Are Viewed In The Orthodox Tradition And Throughout Church History The Book Has Sections On The Development Of The Doctrine Of The Spirit In Early Christianity And On The Development Of The Doctrine Of Procession In The Patristic And Later Byzantine Periods It Also Touches On The Place Of The Holy Spirit In The Trinity And Explores Old And New Testament Notions Of The Spirit Of God A Concluding Chapter Deals With The Mystical Revelation Of The Holy Spirit Made Available In English Through The Work Of Boris Jakim, Today S Premier Translator Of Russian Theology And Philosophy Into English, Bulgakov S Comforter In This Edition Is A Major Publishing Event.

[ BOOKS ] ✭ The Comforter Author Sergius Bulgakov – Chainnews.us
  • Paperback
  • 414 pages
  • The Comforter
  • Sergius Bulgakov
  • English
  • 06 October 2018
  • 9780802821126

10 thoughts on “The Comforter

  1. says:

    Bulgakov begins with a survey of how the early fathers understood the Holy Spirit He goes a step beyond the typical statements that no one called the Spirit God, not even Basil Bulgakov s point is that no father had an in depth pneumatology of any sort, and this would be a huge problem for Orthodoxy in the Filioque debates He chides Roman Catholic thinkers for reading Filioquist doctrines into early Fathers, for example when the Fathers say the Spirit is ek tou hiou or dia from and through It s a highly strained reading to think they are advocating what was taught at Florence and Lyons And again, this underscores the problem what did the Fathers mean by these statements We really don t know, since they don t say.Monarchia of the Father Dangerous and UndefinedBulgakov is insistent we maintain the doctrine of monarchia, the Father as the principle of the Godhead He notes, though, that when guys like John of Damascus refer to the monarchia, it s not clear what they mean How does John use the term cause He oscillates between two positions cause of the other two persons of the Godhead, but this moves close to Arianism, which John rejects He maintains the equi eternity of the persons One cannot get past the idea, though, that John is using cause in terms of origination.An Inadequate Traditi...

  2. says:

    Overall a very good work on pneumatology Bulgakov has some interesting and provocative things to say about the filioque But I m not convinced by his doctrine of Sophia, and he really goes off the rails on Eros and sexuality This is a dense work, but worth wading through.

  3. says:

    Sergius Bulgakov, often considered a preeminent Orthodox theologian of the twentieth century, wrote The Comforter while exiled from Russia and teaching in Paris This volume on the Holy Spirit is the second book of the trilogy On Divine Humanity, which includes The Lamb of God Christology and The Bride of the Lamb ecclesiology and eschatology Only recently translated into English, Bulgakov s work is still somewhat new to American audiences thought it has initially been well received and in its emphasis on pneumatology provides an indirect dialogue partner for renewal theologians In The Comforter, Bulgakov is trying to fill a hole left by the Patristic literature that established the Trinity based on Trinitarian relationships involving the Father, but did not unify the Son and the Holy Spirit 50 51 In response, he develops a series of dyads Father Word Father Spirit Word Spirit that demonstrate the Trinity s united nature While his work is a pneumatology, for Bulgakov, one must not understand the persons of the Trinity on the basis of themselves alone, but on the basis of their Trinitarian union 141 Given this, he does not give as thorough a treatment on the unique person of the Spirit as might be expected.Throughout his work, Bulgakov is willing to expand and even correct Orthodox t...

  4. says:

    Doing my best but really struggling with this one I think the message is a good one but the way it is delivered, I just don t know most of the words.There are a lot of words in here I don t know I know some of the Greek ones but other words I have never heard of at all and can t even work out what they are of the words i can understand I ve picked out Latin and Greek so far but I have no idea about the rest maybe some of them are Russian transposed into English No idea and the Translator isn t helping me out any.Still going doggedly maybe I will have to come back to this one when I m a million and three but even then I don t think I d know all the words I finally waded through the part I was having trouble with and discovered it was just the introduction and I wasn t even on chapter 1 yet the cruel...

  5. says:

    He is a profound, yet difficult theologian to read Wonderfully deep theology of Sophia wisdom of God Excellent thought on the Holy Spirit Great book for a deeper Orthodox view

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