Michael A. Fahey, S.J.:
Eastern Synodal Traditions.
Excellent discussion of the idea of sobornost.
From Episcopal Conferences: Historical, Canonical & Theological
Studies, edited by Thomas J. Reese, S.J. (Washington, DC: Georgetown,
--- Woodstock Theological Center
Fr. Milan Savich:
Sobornost -- Catholicity of the Church, (1986)
Fr. Alexander Schmemann:
The Church is Hierarchical,
SVS Quart. (3/4):36. Defending this position
against the lawyer
Ralph Arkush, who felt that
hierarchy implicitly disenfranchises the laity
and is incompatible with sobornost.
P. I. Novgorodtsev:
The Essence of
the Russian Orthodox Consciousness, (1923).
A Revolution of the Spirit,
edited by B. G. Rosenthal and M. Bohachevsky-Chomiak,
(New York: Fordham, 1990).
Anti-utopian apologia emphasising the importance
of sobornost and mutual love.
- Doctrine is established by consensus:
St. Vincent of Lérins,
Commonitory, 2 and 29-33
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