When sophiologists use a more simple language,
they reveal to us that they mean the "soul of the world" to be the carrier
This is another matter entirely. One should
recognize from the beginning that the idea of a "world soul" is
completely foreign to Christianity and the Bible. Sophiologists should stop their
attempts to find Biblical support and Christianize their ideas.
In reality, the perpetrators of the idea of a
world soul follow different paths: they either end up with pre-Christian
philosophy, or borrow the idea from Gnosticism or directly from paganism.
Christianity has openly rejected this teaching
long ago, along with Gnosticism, after attempts to wedge it into Christian
Why did this idea exist in Christianity at one
A soul is the very core of anything, inherent and
incorporated into a being. It would follow, then, that all negative occurrences
in the life of the world, of the humans, of every conscious being, all the evil
that exists, would be the fault of the world soul. Otherwise, what kind of a
world soul would it be, if it would only bear responsibility for the
positive elements in the world? No, it would suffer under the great weight of
evil, powerless to revive its all-encompassing body. Does humanity need it
perhaps, so that people could shove off their personal responsibility? Such a
temptation is dishonest, vain, and, indeed, futile!
If this soul is to be imagined an ideal, pure,
Godly creation, an "angel-protector" of the world (there is such a
viewpoint, too), then, in the presence of Godly Providence, what does it give to the world?
And here, instead of an answer, we find another, a
more deeply concealed motive of sophianism. They say that there is something
missing in the Church’s teaching about the world, namely, it is lacking the
"feminine element" widely found in nature. Here the discussion
reverts to the very beginnings of existence. We can also clearly see a fall
of modern Christian worldview into the swamp of ancient heathen polytheistic
ideas and cults. Having been studied in detail in modern times, the ancient
cults are fully revealed to us, openly speaking, as clearly obscene and
heinous, partly attracting the attention of and being cultivated by modern
writers. Of course, only the pure idea is extracted from them by the
sophiologists: the idea of a completeness of the world structure, a
"fullness of life," expressed by the presence of the two main
components in the living world — the male and the female one. And since,
according to modern non-church views, Christianity is but one of the numerous
religious systems, then, for the sake of its leading role among the latter, the
idea is born to supplement the Church’s teaching with a purified idea of the
"feminine source" as an active power in the world.
But we dare not apply the laws of life,
implemented only on earth, to the realm of the Godly and the heavenly, to the
realm of the angels and other incorporeal spirits!
Sophia as "The
Fourth Facet?" We will answer
If we imagine her to be a facet of the One Godly
being, then there is no place for her in Christianity, even in its forms
standing farthest from Orthodoxy. There are Christians who do not confess the
Most Holy Trinity, but there are none that confess a Quad.
And even if it was a "physical facet, " then it could only be a first, giving start to a
countless number of other physical beings, in other words: faces, individuals.
They cannot claim that by her existence she absorbs all personalities standing
below her, including ours!?
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