By Vladimir Solovyov, Boris Jakim

Trans. and ed. by means of Boris Jakim

This quantity comprises numerous overdue works of serious Vladimir Solovyov, representing his ultimate speculations approximately issues the most important to the future of humanity and of the realm. As Solovyov’s lifestyles used to be coming to an finish on the shut of the nineteenth century, his innovations have been became towards 3 issues: the top of the area (the Antichrist), the wonder and knowledge of the realm (Sophia), and the character of God. a totally new translation of the well-known “Short story in regards to the Antichrist” is gifted the following, in addition to revised types of “At the sunrise of Mist-Shrouded Youth,” “Three Meetings,” and “The inspiration of God.”

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In a less enlightened time his candidacy would have been hampered by the fact that his origins were shrouded in obscurity. His mother, a lady of rather doubtful reputation, was very well known in both of the earth’s hemispheres, while a great many men had reason to think they were his father. Of course, these facts could not have any significance for an age so progressive that it was destined to be the last one. “The man who has come” was elected almost unanimously as president for life of the European United States; and when he appeared on the platform in the full glory of his youthful, superhuman beauty and power, and expounded his universal program with inspired eloquence, in an explosion of enthusiasm the captivated and charmed assembly resolved without voting [18] A Short Tale about the Antichrist to bestow upon him the supreme title of Roman emperor.

43 Selected Letters to Ekaterina Romanova . . . . . 71 Three Meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 The Concept of God ( In Defense of Spinoza’s Philosophy) . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Editor’s Note This volume contains several late works of Solovyov, representing his final speculations about matters crucial to the final destiny of humanity and the world. As Solovyov’s life was coming to an end with the end of the 19th century, his thoughts were directed at three things: the end of the world (the Antichrist), the beauty and wisdom of the world (Sophia), and the nature of God.

But they would have been even more astonished if they could have seen with what supernatural rapidity and ease he wrote, after locking himself in his study, his famous work, The Open Path to Universal Peace and Prosperity. [15] sophia, god & a short tale about the antichrist The superman’s previous books and public activity had always encountered severe critics, although for the most part these critics were deeply religious men who thus lacked all authority (this was the time of the coming of the Antichrist, after all), and therefore few people listened to them when they pointed out that everything the “man who has come” wrote and said was marked by an intense and exceptional pride and con-ceit, and by the absence of true simplicity, sincerity, and feeling.

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