This article contains a short analysis of the principle problems concerning the link connecting the philosophical-theological speculations of Father Pavel Flrenskiy and the ideas of Archimandrite Serapion (Mashkin). This problem has several times been raised in the pertinent literature on the subject. But the secret of its resolution lies in a first-hand acquaintance with the works of Archimandrite Serapion. The current article represents one of the first attempts to solve these problems based on the employ of primary source material.
FATHER PAVEL FLORENSKIY, ARCHIMANDRITE SERAPION (MASHKIN), THE COLUMN AND CONFIRMATION OF TRUTH, A SYSTEM OF PHILOSOPHY, MANUSCRIPT, PRIMARY SOURCES, CORRESPONDENCE, QUOTE, REFERENCE