Bulgakov’s method and sources
Bulgakov is a sophiologist, and he identifies Mary with Sophia. His Mariology is written within the context of his Sophiology. This chapter briefly explains his Sophiology as well as how his Sophiology functions as an interpretive principle for his theology. It highlights that Bulgakov’s Sophiology is antinomic, personalistic, and a kenotic theology, and how his sophianic methodology allows him to propound a form of mariological adoptionism. This chapter also examines the main sources of his theology, the divine liturgy, and the Christian Scriptures, and how he uses these sources to justify his Mariology.