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Monday, May 4, 2020

Bulgakov on the Apocalypse of John

The Aschendorff Verlag of Münster sent me their new catalogue a few weeks ago and in it I note their  very recent publication of The Apocalypse of John: An Essay in Dogmatic Interpretation by the great Russian theologian Sergius Bulgakov (2019), xiii+392pp.

About this book the publisher tells us this:
The Russian Orthodox theologian Fr. Sergii Bulgakov's final work, The Apocalypse of John, is more than an epilogue to his major systematic trilogy, On God-humanity. Published posthumously in 1948, this commentary on the final book of the New Testament can be considered the conclusion of his work as a whole. Written "in the face of the very apocalypse of life" during the Second World War, Bulgakov's commentary is not focused on trepidation before final judgement, but reflects deeply on the possibility of hope in the midst of the tragedy of human history, and joy at the prospects of God's final triumph, the transfiguration of creation: it is 'the divine story of the victory of the Lamb'.

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