Tag: Pavel Florensky

Bulgakov’s Theological Defense of Western Religious Art
Culture and Arts, Theology

Bulgakov’s Theological Defense of Western Religious Art An Orthodox Minority Report

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски “Since the time of the Renaissance, the religious painting of the West has been one massive untruth.” So wrote Fr. Pavel Florensky in his Iconostasis, one of the most important works of 20th century Orthodox iconology. The heart of Western religious painting’s “untruth” was…

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Father Pavel Florensky, <i>Philia</i>, and Same-Sex Love
Theology

Father Pavel Florensky, Philia, and Same-Sex Love

български | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски No longer do I call you servants, but I have called you friends.-John 15:15 (RSV) Father Pavel Florensky (1882-1937) is one of modern Orthodoxy’s intellectual giants. The scope of his erudition was breathtaking, covering not only philosophy and theology, but also mathematics, physics, linguistics, art, cultural history…—he is…

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Conjugal Friendship
Ethics, Gender and Sexuality, Theology

Conjugal Friendship

One of the more useful insights of postmodernism, so self-evident that it hardly needs to be said, is that reframing one’s fundamental question will produce a different answer. To the question, “Can two persons of the same gender ‘have sex’ with each other?” we hear from Holy Tradition a resounding no. Yet if we ask,…

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