Paul Evdokimov was a Russian and French theologian, writer, and professor of theology at St. Sergius Institute in Paris. He was an invited observer to the Second Vatican Council.
Paul Evdokimov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on August 2, 1901, the son of an army officer who was assassinated by one of his soldiers in 1905. He was educated in a military school and served in the cavalry. He began theological studies just prior to the Bolshevik Revolution. Following the revolution, he and his family escaped from Crimea through Constantinople and settled in Paris circa 1923. Evdokimov continued his theological studies at St. Sergius Institute, studying with Fr. Sergius Bulgakov and Nikolai Berdyaev. He was among the founding members of the Russian Christian Student Movement.
He married Natasha Brunel in 1927, who died of cancer during the latter part of World War II. In 1942, he completed his doctorate in philosophy at Aix-en-Provence.
During the War, Evdokimov worked with the French Resistance. In 1954, he married Tomoko Sakai, a daughter of a Japanese Diplomat.
He reposed in Meudon, France, on September 16, 1970.
- The Sacrament of Love: The Nuptial Mystery in the Light of the Orthodox Tradition (SVS Press, 2011) - ISBN 0881413976. Translation of Le Sacrement de l’amour: Le mystère conjugal à la lumière de la Tradition orthodoxe (1944, revised 1962).
- The Art of the Icon: A Theology of Beauty (Oakwood, 1993) – ASIN B000MBMJC. Translation of L'Art de l'icône, théologie de la beauté (1970).
- Woman and the Salvation of the World (SVS Press, 2011) - ISBN 0881418722. Translation of La Femme et le salut du monde (1958).
- Ages of the Spiritual Life (SVS Press, 1998) - ISBN 0881411752. Translation of Les Ages de la vie spirituelle.
- Orthodoxy (New City, 2011) - ISBN 1565483693. Translation of L'Orthodoxie (1959).
- Orthodoxy: The Cosmos Transfigured (Eighth Day Press, 2012) - ISBN 0971748381.
- Simona Sabou. Trading Silence for Words of Praise: The Status of Woman in Eastern Orthodoxy as Reflected in the Works of Paul Evdokimov (LAP LAMBERT, 2012) - ISBN 3659238309.
- Olivier Clement. Orient-Occident: Deux passeurs, Vladimir Lossky et Paul Evdokimov (Labor et Fides, 1985) - ISBN 830900375.