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Deification in Russian Religious Thought: Between the Revolutions, 1905-1917

Ruth Coates


Deification in Russian Religious Thought is a study of the reception of the Eastern Christian (Orthodox) doctrine of deification by Russian religious thinkers of the immediate pre-revolutionary period. Deification is the metaphor that the Greek patristic tradition came to privilege in its articulation of the Christian concept of salvation: to be saved is to be deified, that is, to share in the divine attribute of immortality. The central thesis of this book is that between the revolutions of 1905 and 1917 Russian religious thinkers turned to deification in their search for a response to the im ... More

Keywords: deification, Greek patristics, Russian Orthodox culture, Russian modernism, Russian revolution, Russian Religious Renaissance, D. Merezhkovsky, N. Berdiaev, S. Bulgakov, P. Florensky

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198836230
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198836230.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Coates, author
Senior Lecturer, Department of Russian Studies, School of Modern Languages,, University of Bristol