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The Pillar and Ground of the Truth:
An Essay in Orthodox Theodicy in Twelve Letters
Pavel Florensky
Translated by Boris Jakim
With an introduction by Richard F. Gustafson

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Translator's Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Translation
The Pillar and Ground of the Truth
ITo the Reader5
IILetter One: Two Worlds10
IIILetter Two: Doubt14
IVLetter Three: Triunity39
VLetter Four: The Light of the Truth53
VILetter Five: The Comforter80
VIILetter Six: Contradiction106
VIIILetter Seven: Sin124
IXLetter Eight: Gehenna151
XLetter Nine: Creation190
XILetter Ten: Sophia231
XIILetter Eleven: Friendship284
XIIILetter Twelve: Jealousy331
XIVAfterword344
Clarification and Proof of Certain Particulars Assumed in the Text to Be Already Proved
XVCertain Concepts from the Theory of Infinity351
XVIA Problem of Lewis Carroll and the Question of Dogma355
XVIIIrrationalities in Mathematics and Dogma359
XVIIIThe Concept of Identity in Scholastic Philosophy365
XIXThe Concept of Identity in Mathematical Logic368
XXTime and Fate375
XXIThe Heart and Its Significance in the Spiritual Life of Man According to Scripture378
XXIIAn Icon of the Annunciation with Cosmic Symbolism381
XXIIIOn the Methodology of the Historical Critique384
XXIVThe Turquois Environment of Sophia and the Symbolism of Sky-Blue and Dark-Blue390
XXVPascal's "Amulet"407
XXVIOn the History of the Term "Antinomy"411
XXVIIEstheticism and Religion413
XXVIIIHomotypy in the Structure of the Human Body415
XXIXRemarks on Trinity420
XXXThe Basic Symbols and Elementary Formulas of Symbolic Logic (for reference)425
Notes and Brief Comments427
Notes429
Clarification of Certain Symbols and Drawings589
Index591

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