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Vladimir Lossky

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[[Image:Vlad_lossky_200.jpg|thumb|Vladimir Lossky]]'''Vladimir N. Nikolaievich Lossky ''' was an influential [[theologian ]] of the Russian emigration. He was born May 26, in 1903, but was then exiled from Russia in 1922. He moved to Paris two years later and remained there until his death on February 7, in 1958. He served as the first dean of the [[St. Denys Theological Institute (Paris, France)|St. Denys Institute ]] in Paris, where he also taught dogmatic theology. Lossky is remembered best for his book, ''The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church''.
==Biography==Vladimir was born on [[vlad_lossky_200.jpgMay 26]], 1903, to the family of Nicolas Onufriyevich Lossky, who was a philosopher and professor in the University of St. Petersburg. After Vladimir begun his studies at the University of St. Petersburg, however, Nicolas was expelled from Russia with his entire family in November 1922. Vladimir was forced to continue his studies in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and then at the Sorbone in Paris, where his family stayed. His interests lay in Greek Patristics and in Western medieval philosophy.
He became the first dean of [[St. Denys Theological Institute (Paris, France)|St. Denys Theological Institute]], Paris, where he taught Dogmatic Theology from 1944 to 1953. He continued his teaching in the frame of the pastoral courses organized by the Exarchate of Moscow Patriarchate in Paris. He remained here until his sudden death on [[February 7]], 1958, at the age of 54. Vladimir Lossky is best remembered for his book ''The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church'', the first patristic synthesis of theology of [[dogma]] and is widely recognised within the Orthodox Church. ==Bibliography----==
*''The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church'' (SVS Press,1997. (ISBN 0913836311) James Clarke & Co Ltd, 1991. (ISBN 0227679199) * ''Orthodox Theology: An Introduction'' (SVS Press, 2001. (ISBN 0913836435)*''In the Image and Likeness of God'' (SVS Press, 1997. (ISBN 0913836133)*''The Vision of God'' (SVS Press, 1997. (ISBN 0913836192)*''The Meaning of Icons'', with Leonid Ouspensky (SVS Press, 1999. (ISBN 0913836990)*''Sept jours sur les routes de France: Juin 1940'' (Cerf, 1998. (ISBN 2204060410)*''Theologie Negative et Connaissance de Dieu Chez Maitre Eckhart'' 1960. Vrin, 2002. (ISBN 2711605078)*''Théologie dogmatique'' Cerf, 2012 (1960ISBN 2204093408==External links==*[ "Theology and Mysticism in the Tradition of the Eastern Church"] from ''The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church'', pp. 7-22. *[ Obituary] by [[Protopresbyter]] [[Alexander Schmemann]] ''St. Vladimir's Seminary Quarterly'', Vol. 2 - New Series, No, 2, Spring 1958, pp 47-48*[ Free PDFs of some of Lossky's writings] [[Category:Modern Writers]][[Category:Hesychasm]] [[fr:Vladimir Lossky]][[ro:Vladimir Lossky]]

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