‘Truth in the Likeness,’ the Divine Sophia and the Rebirth of Christian Art

Lawrence Cross


This paper will briefly outline Titus Burckhardt's view of the state of religious art in the modern period and it will go on to explore what three Russian thinkers, namely Vladimir Soloviev, Pavel Florensky and Sergius Bulgakov, have to offer by way of amplification of Burckhardt's view. It will attempt to show where the Burckhardt thesis and contribution of the three modern Russians belong in the tradition of secret knowledge, the Sophianic tradition.

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