Report by S. Teresa Obolevich: "Vladimir Lossky and fr. Vasily Krivoshein"
On April 28, 2021, within the framework of the seminar "West and East: Universalism of Culture", a report by the leading research fellow of the Laboratory s. Teresa Obolevich was held
The report examined the relationship between two prominent representatives of the patristic Renaissance in the twentieth century: Fr. Vasily Krivoshein and Vladimir Lossky.
Lossky is considered a representative of the neo-patristic synthesis. In turn, Fr. Vasily Krivoshein, who had outstanding achievements for patristic studies, was skeptical of the idea of a neo-patristic synthesis, believing that the time had not yet come for it. Both Lossky and Krivoshein took part in international patrological congresses in Oxford, and their works received worldwide recognition. Both emphasized the importance of the apophatic method, although they understood its role for philosophical and theological research somewhat differently.
The report presented archival material stored in the Solzhenitsyn House of the Russian Diaspora - a letter from V. Lossky to Bishop Vasily Krivoshein, exiled in 1955.
Watch the video of the report on YouTube.