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Fr. Georges Florovsky
« on: February 10, 2014, 08:34:01 PM »
Can anyone here explain the story behind the works of Fr. George not being republished? (or as I understand it, not all of them were ever published to begin with, even in his 'collected works'?)  Is there any expectation to them republished any time soon, or are we stuck with PDFs, websites, and expensive used books?

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Re: Fr. Georges Florovsky
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2014, 07:36:36 PM »
I'm going to use my thread bump right now.

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Re: Fr. Georges Florovsky
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 08:25:02 PM »
I'm going to use my thread bump right now.
After only two days?

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Re: Fr. Georges Florovsky
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 08:38:33 PM »
I am the one who with utmost daring bumped a thread about which no one was caring!

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Re: Fr. Georges Florovsky
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 09:22:14 PM »
Good question. Someone here should know the answer.
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Re: Fr. Georges Florovsky
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 08:38:44 AM »
Good question. Someone here should know the answer.

Yes, right, I hope...

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Re: Fr. Georges Florovsky
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 05:49:46 PM »
Maybe because a lot of them are available online?

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Re: Fr. Georges Florovsky
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2016, 06:26:10 PM »
Can anyone here explain the story behind the works of Fr. George not being republished? (or as I understand it, not all of them were ever published to begin with, even in his 'collected works'?)  Is there any expectation to them republished any time soon, or are we stuck with PDFs, websites, and expensive used books?

It's a long story. Part of the issue was that the translator and publisher of the Collected Works series, Richard Haugh, (apparently falsely) claimed to own the copyright to Florovsky's works. That and he is a pedophile who spent the past 20 years running from the law. http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2014/02/child_rape_suspect_bagged_in_colombia

The untimely death of Fr Matthew Baker has probably also significantly delayed projects to get more of Florovsky's work out in English, but due to appear this fall is a volume of various texts by Florovsky, translated and edited by Brandon Gallaher and Paul Ladouceur under the title The Patristic Witness of Georges Florovsky: Essential Theological Writings.

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Re: Fr. Georges Florovsky
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 01:05:09 PM »
Thanks! :)

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Re: Fr. Georges Florovsky
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2016, 01:26:29 PM »
Good question. Someone here should know the answer.

Well I think Florovsky's works are being re-examined.  especially his Scholastic captivity thesis.
This is worth reading:

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/georges-florovsky-and-the-russian-religious-renaissance-9780198701583?cc=ca&lang=en&

Also watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMByNgl9Ckw