By V. S. Soloviev,Vladimir Wozniuk
Often remembered for his organization with the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, V. S. Soloviev (1853–1900) continues to be the most important consultant of ecumenism in nineteenth-century Russia. operating within the identify of the common Church, with the target of restoring its cohesion, he usually criticized the institutional church buildings critically for his or her contradictions and imperfections.
Freedom, religion, and Dogma is Vladimir Wozniuk’s fourth quantity of translations of Soloviev’s writings. those essays exhibit the Christian philosopher’s issues in regards to the stumbling blocks that spiritual and political dogma current to the loose pursuit of religion. a lot of them discover the explanations why neither Judaism nor Christianity used to be ever capable of identify a really simply “kingdom of God.” a number of additionally mirror Soloviev’s steadfast and outspoken championing of complete non secular and civic rights for Jews all through Russia and all of Europe. Wozniuk’s advent areas Soloviev squarely within the mainstream of Christian proposal and highlights the worries that dominate this assortment: the which means of church unification, the correct courting among church and kingdom, and the way to house the tendency of the robust to use the powerless, issues that stay suitable to this day.
“Wozniuk’s translation is fluid and obtainable, eloquently conveying Soloviev’s personal wit and erudition … it really is indisputable that Soloviev used to be a capacious philosopher with a debatable voice nonetheless wanting to be heard.” — Theological ebook Review
“Wozniuk’s most modern quantity is welcome, for it reminds us once more that Solov’ev is a tremendous philosopher who will be higher recognized, now not least due to his formative effect on Bulgakov, whose theology is now being extensively discussed.” — sleek Theology
“Over the prior decade, no student had performed extra to make the so-called journalistic writings of Vladimir Sergeevich Solov’ev (1853–1900) obtainable to an anglophone viewers than Vladimir Wozniuk … Wozniuk’s attempt during this quantity, as within the earlier 3, is commendable. he's in particular aware of the calls for of translation, rendering all 11 essays in designated, fluid English.” — Canadian Slavonic Papers
“…Wozniuk has cemented his position as a massive translator of the influential, erudite, and eclectic pre-revolutionary Russian thinker, Vladimir Soloviev.” — Slavic and East eu Journal
“This represents an important addition to the prevailing physique of translations of the 1st nice Russian thinker and of Russian philosophy as such. It not just extends Wozniuk’s paintings past his past translations of Soloviev but additionally responds vitally to fresh discussions of liberalizing developments in Russian philosophers’ engagement with the Orthodox Church and, extra generally, with spiritual issues.” — Robert fowl, writer of The Russian Prospero: The artistic Universe of Viacheslav Ivanov
Vladimir Wozniuk is Professor of Political technological know-how and Director of foreign reports at Western New England collage and heart affiliate at Harvard University’s Davis middle for Russian and Eurasian reports. He has translated lots of V. S. Soloviev’s writings, together with Enemies from the East? V. S. Soloviev on Paganism, Asian Civilizations, and Islam.
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