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Title: Ilarion van Kiëv
Subtitle: Symbool van christelijk universalisme
Author(s): VAN DEN BERCKEN, Wil
Journal: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume: 48    Issue: 3-4   Date: 1996   
Pages: 215-243
DOI: 10.2143/JECS.48.3.2003104

Abstract :
Ilarion of Kiev, Symbol of Christian Universalism
This article discusses the content of the famous Discourse on Law and Grace of the eleventh-century Kievan metropolitan Ilarion. It emphasizes the universalistic meaning of the Discourse, which has always been underestimated in favour of its patriotic meaning. Ilarion stresses the fact that the conversion of Rus' brings the Russian people in contact with the universal, still undivided Christian Church. The final section deals with the rediscovery in Russia of Ilarion's Discourse in the late 1980's, after its negligence during Soviet times.
The first Dutch translation of the major part of the Discourse is offered here.