Georges Florovsky

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Protopresbyter Georges Vasilievich Florovsky (1893 - 1979) was a prominent 20th century Orthodox Christian priest, theologian, and writer.

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  • Collected Works. Volume 1: Bible, Church, Tradition (1972)
  • Collected Works. Volume 2: Christianity and Culture (1974)
  • Collected Works. Volume 3: Creation and Redemption (1976)
  • Collected Works. Volume 4: Aspects of Church History (1975)
  • Collected Works. Volume 5: Ways of Russian Theology, Part I (1979)
  • Collected Works. Volume 6: Ways of Russian Theology, Part II (1987)
  • Collected Works. Volume 7: Eastern Fathers of the Fourth Century (1987)
  • Collected Works. Volume 8: Byzantine Fathers of the Fifth Century (1987)
  • Collected Works. Volume 9: Byzantine Fathers of the Sixth to Eight Centuries (1987)
  • Collected Works. Volume 10: Byzantine Ascetic and Spiritual Fathers (1987)
  • Collected Works. Volume 11: Theology and Literature (1989)
  • Collected Works. Volume 12: Philosophy (1989)
  • Collected Works. Volume 13: Ecumenism I: A Doctrinal Approach (1989)
  • Collected Works. Volume 14: Ecumenism II: An Historical Approach (1989)

The dates recorded above are the dates of publication in the collected works, not the date of original production.

The series of Fr. Florovsky's collected works was published by Nordland Publishing Co. but has been out of print for some years.


"Orthodoxy is summoned to witness. Now more than ever the Christian West stands before divergent prospects, a living question addressed also to the Orthodox world… The ‘old polemical theology’ has long ago lost its inner connection with any reality. Such theology was an academic discipline, and was always elaborated according to the same western ‘textbooks.’ A historiosophical exegesis of the western religious tragedy must become the new ‘polemical theology.’ But this tragedy must be reendured and relived, precisely as one’s own, and its potential catharsis must be demonstrated in the fullness of the experience of the Church and patristic tradition. In this newly sought Orthodox synthesis, the centuries-old experience of the Catholic West must be studied and diagnosed by Orthodox theology with greater care and sympathy than has been the case up to now… The Orthodox theologian must also offer his own testimony to this world — a testimony arising from the inner memory of the Church — and resolve the question with his historical findings."

Ways of Russian Theology II, pp. 302-304

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