The authors included in this volume, Ilarion, Klim Smoljatic, and Kirill of Turov, are remarkable for both their personal and literary achievements. Appointed in 1051 by Prince Jaroslav the Wise, Ilarion was the first of only two recorded 'native' metropolitans of Kiev. His Sermon on Law and Grace constitutes the finest piece of eleventh-century Rus' rhetorical literature. Klim Smoljatic, the second 'native' metropolitan of Rus' (from 1147), is the author of the controversial Epistle to Foma,, which addresses the debate over the proper nature and limits of Christian learning. Finally, the twelfth-century monk Kirill of Turov is best known for his collection of allegorical lessons and some of the most accomplished sermons of Kievan Rus'. The volume contains the first complete translations of the Epistle to Foma and the lessons and sermons of Kirill, as well as an entirely new rendering of the Sermon on Law and Grace. Simon Franklin prefaces the texts with a substantial introduction that places each of the three authors in their historical context and examines the literary qualities as well as textual complexities of these outstanding works of Rus' literature.
Simon Franklin is Professor of Slavonic Studies at Clare College, Cambridge.
Abbreviations Introduction 1. Ilarion 2. Klim Smoljatic 3. Kirill of Turov 4. On Tradition and Individuality in Kievan Rhetoric A Note on the Translations Texts Ration, Sermon on Law and Grace Klim Smoljatie, Epistle to Fount The Collected Prose of Kirill of Turov 1: On the Lame and the Blind 2: On the Tale of a Layman 3: On the Monastic Order 4A: Sermon for Palm Sunday 4B: Sermon for Easter Sunday 4C: Sermon for Low Sunday 4D: Sermon for the Third Sunday after Easter 4E: Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Easter 4F: Sermon for the Sixth Sunday after Easter 4G: Sermon for Ascension 4H: Sermon for the Sunday before Pentecost Appendices 1. Textual Problems in the Epistle of Klim Smoljatic 2. Biblical and Apocryphal Genealogies in the Epistle of Klim Smoljatic 3. The Synaxarion Life of Kirill of Turov 4. Rjurikid Genealogies Bibliography Index of Biblical References Index