On the Resurrection of Christ: Vladimir Solovyov's Letter to Leo Tolstoy

James G. Walker

Article Type: Perspective

Publication Date: 1/1/1991

Issue: Death and Resurrection (Vol. 11, No 1, Winter, 1991)

Few Americans have ever heard the name of Vladimir Sergeevich Solovyov, and because of Soviet censorship, perhaps even fewer Soviet citizens know of him. Yet, during the last quarter of the nineteenth century, practically alone, he attempted to revive Christian thought in philosophy and ethics in Russian society. As the foremost Russian philosopher of the nineteenth century and one of its outstanding poets, Solovyov founded twentieth-century Russian religious philosophy and was teacher to such outstanding thinkers as Sergei Bulgakov and Nicholas Berdyaev.

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