Bulgakov Booth, Pt. 2 / Jordan Daniel Wood / Bulgakov: Alive to God, Alive to the World

The Bulgakov Booth is a four-part series of interviews on the Russian priest and theologian, Sergius Bulgakov (1871–1944). The interviews here will explore the many intellectual twists and turns in Bulgakov’s biography as well as some key themes in his writings.

In our second episode of the Bulgakov Booth, we sit down with Dr. Jordan Daniel Wood. Dr. Wood earned his PhD in theology from Boston College in 2019 and has published a book with University of Notre Dame Press entitled The Whole Mystery of Christ: Creation as Incarnation in Maximus Confessor (2022). He is also a stay-at-home father of four girls.

Show Notes


Jordan’s academia.edu page: https://bc.academia.edu/JordanWood

Jordan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/JordanW41069857


Bulgakov, Sergius. The Bride of the Lamb.

———. The Lamb of God.

———. Sergii Bulgakov: Towards a Russian Political Theology.

———. The Sophiology of Death: Essays on Eschatology: Personal, Political, Universal.

———. The Tragedy of Philosophy (Philosophy and Dogma).

Daley, Brian E., SJ. God Visible: Patristic Christology Reconsidered.

Dei Verbum: Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation.

de Lubac, Henri. The Religion of Teilhard de Chardin.

John Paul II, Pope. Fides et ratio.

Kant, Immanuel. Critique of Judgment.

———. Critique of Practical Reason.

———. Critique of Pure Reason.

Kaplan, Grant. Faith and Reason through Christian History: A Theological Essay.

Marcel, Gabriel. Creative Fidelity.

Plato. Parmenides.

Rahner, Karl. Faith in a Wintry Season: Conversations and Interviews with Karl Rahner in the Last Years of His Life

———. The Trinity.

Slesinski, Robert F. The Theology of Sergius Bulgakov.

Unitatis redintegratio: Decree on Ecumenism.

von Balthasar, Hans Urs. Dare We Hope That All Men Be Saved?: with “A Short Discourse on Hell.”

———. The Theology of Karl Barth.

Wood, Jordan Daniel. “The Lively God of Sergius Bulgakov: Reflections on The Sophiology of Death.


(01:48) – Maximus Confessor, Friedrich Schelling, Sergius Bulgakov

(08:19) – Roundtable: Bulgakov, Augustine, Aquinas, Hegel

(12:44) – Incarnation as repair vs. Incarnation as disclosure

(23:12) – Bulgakov: alive to God, alive to the world

(31:48) – Key themes: antinomy and synthesis

(39:38) – What the Western traditions can learn from Bulgakov

(45:48) – The particularization of the universal

(51:03) – Creative distance (from Europe) and creative fidelity (to the church)

(59:18) – Bulgakov’s ecumenism

(01:02:01) – The Sophiology of Death

(01:08:30) – Two approaches to Sophia

(01:22:24) – The One and the Many

(01:32:57) – The influence of German Idealism

(01:35:36) – Bulgakov and universalism


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