No wonder St John of Tobolsk knows how to complete a thought
by Andrea Elizabeth
“During his pastorate in Chernigov, John distinguished himself with running a Spiritual Academy, writing prose and poetry inspired by faith, and inspiring faith in others. His most famous work, which is still the standard work on Theodicy among the Eastern Orthodox, is “Iliotropion”, which he wrote in Latin, translated into Slavonic and then into Russian.” Wikipedia
And he was pre-industrial revolution. 1651-1715
And he’s related to St. John Maximovich.
See his treatise on God’s providence here.