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Jakim, Boris

Works: 37 works in 82 publications in 1 language and 1,576 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Prayers and devotions  Didactic fiction  Psychological fiction  Novels  Stories, plots, etc  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: PG3326, 891.733
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Most widely held works by Boris Jakim
The Justification of the good : an essay on moral philosophy by Vladimir Sergeevič Solovʹev( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After passing through deism, pantheism, and sundry atheistic visions of life, Vladimir Solovyov emerged as a Christian thinker of irrepressible conviction and uncommon genius. The Justification of the Good, one of Solovyov's last and most mature works, presents a profound argument for human morality based on the world's longing for and participation in God's goodness." "This edition of The Justification of the Good reproduces the English edition of 1918 and is the only new publication of this work since that date. The book includes explanatory footnotes by esteemed scholar Boris Jakim and a bibliography, compiled by Jakim, of Solovyov's major philosophical and religious works."--Jacket
The insulted and injured by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Insulted and Injured, which came out in 1861, was Fyodor Dostoevsky's first major work of fiction after his Siberian exile and the first of the long novels that made him famous. Set in nineteenth-century Petersburg, this gripping novel features a vividly drawn set of characters - including Vanya (Dostoevsky's semi-autobiographical hero), Natasha (the woman he loves), and Alyosha (Natasha's aristocratic lover) - all suffering from the cruelly selfish machinations of Alyosha's father, the dark and powerful Prince Valkovsky. Boris Jakim's fresh English-language rendering of this gem in the Doestoevsky canon is both more colorful and more accurate than any earlier translation."--Back cover
Notes from underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most profound and most unsettling works of modern literature, Notes from Underground (first published in 1864) remains a cultural and literary watershed. In these pages Dostoevsky unflinchingly examines the dark, mysterious depths of the human heart. The Underground Man so chillingly depicted here has become an archetypal figure loathsome and prophetic in contemporary culture. / This vivid new rendering by Boris Jakim is more faithful to Dostoevskys original Russian than any previous translation; it maintains the coarse, vivid language underscoring the visceral experimentalism that made both the book and its protagonist groundbreaking and iconic
Notes from the house of the dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Long before Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago came Dostoevsky's Notes from the House of the Dead, a compelling account of the horrific conditions in Siberian labor camps. First published in 1861, this novel, based on Dostoevsky's own experience as a political prisoner, is a forerunner of his famous novels Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov. The characters and situations that Dostoevsky encountered in prison were so violent and extraordinary that they changed his psyche profoundly. Through that experience, he later said, he was resurrected into a new spiritual condition-one in which he would create some of the greatest novels ever written. Including an illuminating introduction by James Scanlan on Dostoevsky's prison years, this totally new translation by Boris Jakim captures Dostoevsky's semi-autobiographical narrative-at times coarse, at times intensely emotional, at times philosophical-in rich American English
Relics and miracles : two theological essays by Sergiĭ Bulgakov( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esteemed translator Boris Jakim here presents for the first time in English two major theological essays by Sergius Bulgakov. In "Relics," a 1918 response to Bolshevik desecration of the relics of Russian saints, Bulgakov develops a comprehensive theology of holy relics, connecting them with the Incarnation and showing their place in sacramental theology. In "Miracles" (1932) Bulgakov presents a Christological doctrine of the Gospel miracles, focusing on the question of how human activity relates to the works of Christ
The precipice by Ivan Aleksandrovič Gončarov( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of a Russian classic set in the late 19th Century about three men who fall in love with the same woman. A study of Russian society of the period
Lectures on divine humanity by Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holy Grail and the Eucharist by Sergiĭ Bulgakov( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These two moving studies by the eminent Orthodox theologian and sophiologist Father Sergei Bulgakov are remarkable in many ways. The first is a unique consideration―from the point of view of Eastern Christianity―of the Holy Grail, the chalice used by Joseph of Arimathea to catch the blood and water as it flowed from Jesus' side when it was pierced on the Cross by the spear of Longinus. This moment is described in John 19:34. Bulgakov's essay is a "dogmatic exegesis" of this passage in which, with astounding passion and precision, he reveals that the Earth itself and hence the human universe is the Grail wherein Christ lives forever. The second essay is also unique―the most important contribution to eucharistic theology by an Orthodox theologian. In the West, the meaning of the Communion bread and wine as the Christ's Body and Blood has been interpreted largely in philosophical terms deriving from Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas. Bulgakov insists on a christological and Gospel-based interpretation, one with tremendous significance for our understanding of the supernatural and sophianic nature of a world interpenetrated by the divine."
On spiritual unity : a Slavophile reader by Aleksej Stepanovič Chomjakov( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practices of the self and spiritual practices : Michel Foucault and the Eastern Christian discourse by Sergej Sergeevič Horužij( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The friend of the bridegroom : on the Orthodox veneration of the Forerunner by Sergiĭ Bulgakov( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Icons ; and, the name of God by Sergiĭ Bulgakov( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Orthodox theology both the icon and the name of God transmit divine energies, theophanies, or revelations that imprint God's image within us. In Icons and the Name of God renowned Orthodox theologian Sergius Bulgakov explains the theology behind the Orthodox veneration of icons and the glorification of the name of God. In the process Bulgakov covers two major controversies--the iconoclastic controversy (sixth to eighth centuries) and the "Name of God" controversy (early twentieth century)--and explains his belief that an icon stops being merely a religious painting and becomes sacred when it is named. This translation of two essays "The Icon and Its Veneration" and "The Name of God"--Available in English for the first time--makes Bulgakov's rich thinking on these key theological concepts available to a wider audience than ever before
The Lamb of God by Sergej N Bulgakov( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is our participation in the divine humanity? In explaining this important doctrine, Sergius Bulgakov begins by surveying the field of Christology with special reference to the divine humanity. He considers the role of the Divine Sophia, examines the foundations of the Incarnation, explores the nature of Christ's divine consciousness, and ponders Christ's ministries while on earth. A profound discussion of Christ's kenosis as a model for humanity rounds out this comprehensive and valuable study
Churchly joy : Orthodox devotions for the church year by Sergej Nikolaevič Bulgakov( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This distinctive book contains spiritual orations and edifying discourses rooted in the Orthodox tradition. In Churchly Joy Sergius Bulgakov takes readers through the joyous mysteries of the church year as reflected in the Orthodox Church's major feasts, including celebrations of the Annunciation, the Birth of Christ, the Epiphany, the Transfiguration, the Triumphal Entry, Easter, and more. Churchly Joy reflects Bulgakov's transcendent vision for the church and will provide spiritual growth and edification for all Christians
The pillar and ground of the truth by P. A Florenskiĭ( )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pavel Florensky--certainly the greatest Russian theologian of the last century--is now recognized as one of Russia's greatest polymaths. Known as the Russian Leonardo da Vinci, he became a Russian Orthodox priest in 1911, while remaining deeply involved with the cultural, artistic, and scientific developments of his time. Arrested briefly by the Soviets in 1928, he returned to his scholarly activities until 1933, when he was sentenced to ten years of corrective labor in Siberia. There he continued his scientific work and ministered to his fellow prisoners until his death four years later. This volume is the first English translation of his rich and fascinating defense of Russian Orthodox theology. Originally published in 1914, the book is a series of twelve letters to a "brother" or "friend," who may be understood symbolically as Christ. Central to Florensky's work is an exploration of the various meanings of Christian love, which is viewed as a combination of philia (friendship) and agape (universal love). Florensky is perhaps the first modern writer to explore the so-called "same-sex unions," which, for him, are not sexual in nature. He describes the ancient Christian rites of the adelphopoiesis (brother-making), joining male friends in chaste bonds of love. In addition, Florensky is one of the first thinkers in the twentieth century to develop the idea of the Divine Sophia, who has become one of the central concerns of feminist theologians
The religious poetry of Vladimir Solovyov by Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the crossroads of science and mysticism : on the cultural-historical place and premise of the Christian world-understanding by P. A Florenskiĭ( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apocatastasis and transfiguration by Sergiĭ Bulgakov( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white lily by Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bride of the Lamb by Sergej Nikolaevič Bulgakov( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rendered into superb English by translator Boris Jakim, The Bride of the Lamb will breathe new life into Western approaches to Christian doctrine."--Jacket
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The Justification of the good : an essay on moral philosophy
The insulted and injuredNotes from undergroundRelics and miracles : two theological essaysLectures on divine humanityThe Holy Grail and the EucharistOn spiritual unity : a Slavophile readerThe friend of the bridegroom : on the Orthodox veneration of the ForerunnerThe Lamb of God
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