In the World, of the Church: A Paul Evdokimov Reader, Volume 2
Paul Evdokimov (1901-1970) was a well-known writer, professor and lay theologian of the Orthodox Church in France. Himself a part of the Russian emigration in the aftermath of the Revolution, he studied under many of the great thinkers of the Russian Religious Renaissance, including Fr Sergius Bulgakov and Nicolas Berdiaev.
While rooted in his Russian heritage, he nevertheless became fully part of Western culture and life. His circle of influence covered a wide range of human experience. He worked in car factories, railyards and restaurants. For years he ran an ecumenical hostel for the poor, immigrants and students, thus bringing to his theological writing the Gospel's love for the world and Christ's compassion for the suffering. As professor of Moral Theology at St Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris, Director of the Ecumenical Institute in Geneva, teacher at L'Institut Catholique in Paris and official Orthodox observer at Vatican II, Evdokimov served as a bridge between the tradition of the Eastern Church and the churches of the West.
This volume brings together many of the subjects Evdokimov cared deeply about -- faith and culture, the spiritual life, liturgy, eschatology, freedom and authority -- under the general theme of the struggle for faith in our times.