Sourozh: A Journal of Orthodox Life and Thought
Diocese of Sourozh
If the greatness of a theologian is determined by his influence, Georges Florovsky is undoubtedly the greatest Eastern Orthodox theologian of the 20th century, as indeed is often claimed. His theological programme and method of a spiritual return to, and renewal in, the Byzantine heritage (the Greek Patristic corpus, the monastic and liturgical tradition) – in line with the well-worn slogan, ‘neo-patristic synthesis’ – has increasingly become the dominant paradigm for the Orthodox theology and ecumenical activity. As a teacher, his students included some of the best-known names in modern Orthodox theology: Father John Meyendorff (1926-92), Father John Romanides (1928-2001) and Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon (b. 1931). In addition, he mentored others who are also now key figures in modern Orthodox thought: Archimandrite Sophrony Sakharov (1896-1993), Vladimir Lossky (1903-58), Father Alexander Schmemann (1921-83) and Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia (b. 1934)
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Two articles: Father Georges Florovsky: a biography (pp. 86-93) and Florovsky’s Ecumenism (pp. 94-97)
Vol. 111, pp. 86 - 97