Dr. Mikhail Sergeev is Adjunct Professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, teaching history of religions, modern art and literature. He received his doctorate in history and philosophy from Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Sergeev is the author of many articles on the history of religion, philosophy and contemporary art which were published in Russian and American scholarly journals, as well as two books – The Project of the Enlightenment: Essays on Religion, Philosophy and Art and And God Created Laughter: Religious Jokes and Anekdotes Collected by Mikhail Sergeev.
2007 0-7734-5609-0 This book represents an inquiry into the nature, genealogy, and evolution of the religious-philosophical concept of Sophia in the Russian thought of the 19th and 20th centuries. The first chapter discusses the purpose and relevance of the project, describes the methodology of research, and the scope and overall structure of the work. The second chapter analyses the historical background of Russian sophiology. The third chapter focuses on the beginnings of modern Russian sophiology. The fourth chapter is devoted to the development of sophiological doctrines in the field of theology. The fifth chapter discusses Russian sophiological thought in the context of modern philosophical discourse. The sixth and final chapter continues the study of sophiology in the philosophical context. The conclusion of the book summarizes the discussion of the modern Russian sophiological movement in the 19th and 20th centuries.