'''Sophianism''' (from Greek Σοφια "wisdom") is a [[heresy]] which has been condemned by the [[Russian Orthodox Church]]. Sophianism has roots in Wisdom theology, nineteenth and twentieth century Russian theology, preeminently [[Sergius Bulgakov]] through the influence of [[w:Vladimir Solovyov (philosopher)|Vladimir Solovyov]]. Russian Orthodox priest [[Georges Florovsky]] and Orthodox theologian [[Vladimir Lossky]] opposed the interjection of the deity Sophia.
[[Vladimir Lossky ]] stated that it was a misguided uniting together of the [[Holy Spirit]] and the [[Virgin Mary]] into a single deity or hypostasis of [[God]].
==Official Pronouncements Condemning Sophianism==
:ii) To inform [[Eulogius (Georgievsky) of Paris|Metropolitan Evlogy]] of this Decision of the Council and to request that he admonish Archpriest Bulgakov with the intention of prompting him to publicly renounce his heretical teaching concerning Sophia and to make a report about the consequences of such admonition to the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.
:iii) In the event that Archpriest Bulgakov does not repent, the present Decision of the Council which condemns the heresy of Sophianism is to be made known to all Autocephalous Churches." <ref>
The Sophian Heresy and Attempts to Feminize God http://ecumenizm.tripod.com/ECUMENIZM/id17.html], December 13, 2007 </ref>
* Mikhail Sergeev, ''Sophiology in Russian Orthodoxy: Solov’ev, Bulgakov, Losskii, Berdiaev'' (Edwin Mellen Press, 2007) ISBN 0773456090 and ISBN 9780773456099, 248 pages