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Reflections on philosophy, theology and just observations on life.

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The first epistle of H. N. A crying-voyce of the holye spirit of loue. Translated out of Base-almayne into English. (1574)
Christopher Vitell Hendrik Niclaes
The Works of James Arminius, Volume 1
James Arminius
Politics, Law, and Morality: Essays by V.S. Soloviev
Vladimir Wozniuk, Vladimir S. Soloviev
Meditations on the Soul: Selected Letters
Marsilio Ficino
The Complete Poetry and Prose
David V. Erdman, William Blake, Harold Bloom
The Encyclopedia of Philosophy (8 Volumes in 4)
Paul Edwards
Cambridge Platonist Spirituality
Charles Taliaferro
Wellsprings of Faith: The Imitation of Christ; The Dark Night of the Soul; The Interior Castle
Juan de la Cruz, Teresa of Ávila, Thomas à Kempis
Paul and the Stoics
Troels Engberg-Pedersen
Locke: Two Treatises of Government (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)
Peter Laslett, John Locke

Freedom, Faith, and Dogma: Essays by V.S. Soloviev on Christianity and Judaism

Freedom, Faith, and Dogma: Essays by V.S. Soloviev on Christianity and Judaism - Vladimir Wozniuk Along with Kierkegaard, Soloviev is one of my favorite Christian philosophers. This book is a collection of essays that follow the themes of the title. Some of the ideas were later disavowed by Soloviev; namely, utopianism and a church unity realizable within history. There's some things in here that are close to being almost dispensationalist -a system I find abhorrent for many reason that I won't go into in this review. Soloviev appears to believe that Judaism itself is a part of God's plan; this idea puts him in line with dispensationalism unfortunately. I do agree with Soloviev that God has a plan for the Jewish people, but my conviction is that that plan is for them to accept Jesus Christ, not that He is going to bless them with a thousand year utopia and grant them faith by sight like dispensationalists believe -which is completely contradictory in fact. His essays on fraudulent Christianity were some of the better ones in the book.
I am glad I bought and read this book. It's a good addition to the books I already own and have read by him.