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The Friend of the Bridegroom

Paperback|Feb 2003
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Sergius Bulgakov (1871-1944) is widely considered to be the twentieth century's leading Orthodox theologian. He 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...


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Sergius Bulgakov (1871-1944) is widely considered to be the twentieth century's leading Orthodox theologian. He 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 Burning Bush, The Lamb of God, The Comforter, and The Bride of the Lamb
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The Friend of the Bridegroom offers a compelling theological interpretation of John the Baptist as seen through the eyes of Eastern Orthodoxy. Written by Sergius Bulgakov, the greatest Russian theologian of modern times, this book sheds new light on the mission and meaning of John the Baptist, commonly referred to in Orthodoxy as the "Forerunner of the Lord." Bulgakov traces the Baptist's life from beginning to end - his birth, his preaching of repentance, his baptism of the Lord, his agony, his death, and his veneration in the context of Eastern Orthodoxy. In addition to its use of the Gospel narratives, Bulgakov's profound portrait of the Baptist is colored by sacred tradition as it is embodied in patristic literature, in liturgy, and in iconography. Yet this is not a work of arcane scholarship intended just for academic readers. Typical of all of Bulgakov's books, The Friend of the Bridegroom is steeped in devotional language and holy awe. In the words of translator Boris Jakim, it
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 193315
  • Product Code 0802849792
  • EAN 9780802849793
  • Pages 190
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Feb 2003
  • Dimensions 236 x 160 x 13mm
  • Weight 0.318kg

Sergius Bulgakov

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.

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