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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.
Sergius Bulgakov (1871-1944), the twentieth century's leading Orthodox theologian, left the Soviet Union in 1923 and spent the rest of his academic career as dean and professor of dogmatic theology at Saint Sergius Theological Institute in Paris. His major works include The Philosophy of Economy, The Unfading Light, The Friend of the Bridegroom, The Burning Bush, The Lamb of God, and The Comforter.