Conclusion For Liberal Theology

Regardless of the similarity of topics and the elements of mutual influence, the style and methodology of both theology in the academy and the much more ecclesiastically oriented monastic ascetic theology differ considerably from the third strand of so-called "secular" theology. The depth of the divide between this "secular" religious community and the church hierarchy became very clear in the unsuccessful attempts at religious and philosophical dialogue in 1900-1903, and is further illustrated by the strained relations between Russian intellectuals and the elders of Optina desert.8 Nevertheless, the heterogeneity and diversity of Russian theology in the nineteenth century make for an interesting reflection of the spiritual life of the period.

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