Divine Sophia reviewed in the TLS

In the August 21 and 28 issue of the TLS, Hugh Wybrew reviews Divine Sophia: The Wisdom Writings of Vladimir Solovyov by Judith Deutsch Kornblatt. Here’s an excerpt:

“Kornblatt has written an extremely interesting and valuable book devoted to Divine Sophia, a concept which came to fascinate Solovyov and appears in many of his writings. She reviews Solovyov’s life in its historical and intellectual context, weaving into her account an examination of the many sources on which the philosopher drew. . . . Kornblatt provides the reader with annotated translations of Solovyov’s Wisdom writings. Each extract is introduced by a helpful reading guide, informing the reader about the work from which it is taken, when that work was written, and the argument it develops. The extracts are translated by Boris Jakim, the author herself, and Laury Magnus. . . . In post-Soviet Russia there is renewed interest in Solovyov’s philosophy and, among some theologians, in sophiology, which is no longer seen as a threat to doctrinal orthodoxy. Given current interest in the subject in the West as well, Judith Deutsch Kornblatt has provided a timely and valuable resource for the study of Solovyov’s concept of Divine Sophia.”

Divine Sophia reviewed in the TLS