The Beginning of the End : Bulgakov and the Ascension

This paper analyzes Sergius N. Bulgakov's unique interpretation of the Ascension of Jesus Christ. Drawing from the Orthodox liturgy and the New Testament, Bulgakov argues that the Ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven is the beginning of the end times. It is a foretaste of the general Resurrect...

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Main Author: Sisto, Walter N. (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language: English
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Published: [2018]
In: The Irish theological quarterly
Year: 2018, Volume: 83, Issue: 2, Pages: 164-179
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains: B Bulgakov, Sergii N. 1871-1944 / Ascension (Jesus Christ) / Sophia / Sophia theology
Further subjects: B Ascension
B Orthodox
B Sergius N. Bulgakov
B divine glory
B sophiology
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Summary: This paper analyzes Sergius N. Bulgakov's unique interpretation of the Ascension of Jesus Christ. Drawing from the Orthodox liturgy and the New Testament, Bulgakov argues that the Ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven is the beginning of the end times. It is a foretaste of the general Resurrection, but also it reveals that humankind and God are inextricably linked through the created Sophia. The created Sophia allows for human nature to encounter the power and glory of God and survive.
ISSN: 1752-4989
DOI: 10.1177/0021140018757886
Persistent identifiers: DOI "10.1177/0021140018757886"