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Lossky, Vladimir Nikolaevich (1903–1958)

Subject Religion

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631198963.2005.x


Russian Orthodox theologian. Son of the philosopher Nicolas Lossky, he studied at St Petersburg and, after expulsion by the Soviets in 1922, at Prague and the Sorbonne. The rest of his life was spent in the USA and in France, where he was dean and professor at the Orthodox Institute of St Denis in Paris. A champion of the Western rite in Orthodoxy, he presented Orthodoxy to the western church and sought rapprochement between the two. He defended Orthodoxy against sophiologists such as S. Bulgakov; his works include The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church (1944, trans. 1957), In the Image and Likeness of God (1967, trans. 1975) and Orthodox Theology (1964–5, trans. 1978). See also E astern orthodox theology . 1959 : Vladimir Lossky, un théologien de la personne et du Saint-Esprit . In Messager de l'exarchat du patriarche russe en Europe occidentale 30–1 , pp. 137 – 206 . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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