The Comforter

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jun 9, 2004 - Religion - 398 pages
Sergius 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.
 

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Contents

The Place of the Third Hypostasis in the Holy Trinity
53
II The Taxis or Order of the Hypostases in the Holy Trinity
68
The Procession of the Holy Spirit
75
Photian AntiLatin Theology against the Latin Filioque
95
On the Spirit of God and the Holy Spirit
153
I In the Old Testament
156
II In the New Testament
159
The Dyad of the Word and the Spirit
177
The Revelation of the Holy Spirit
219
II Divine Inspiration in the Old Testament
227
III Divine Inspiration in Christ
244
IV The Pentecost
267
V The Gifts of the Pentecost
285
The Father
359
Index
395
Copyright

II In the Creaturely Sophia
189

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Sergius Bulgakov (1871-1944) is widely regarded as the twentieth century's leading Orthodox theologian. His other books include Relics and Miracles, The Unfading Light, The Burning Bush, The Lamb of God, The Comforter, Jacob's Ladder, and Churchly Joy (all Eerdmans).

Boris Jakim is the foremost translator of Russian religious thought into English. His published translations include works by S.L. Frank, Pavel Florensky, Vladimir Solovyov, and Sergius Bulgakov.

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