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Dilemmas of reactions in Leninist Russia : the Christian response to the Revolution in the works of N.A. Berdyaev, 1917-1924 /
Christian Gottlieb.
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Odense : University Press of Southern Denmark, 2003.
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453 p. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
8778388074
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Odense : University Press of Southern Denmark, 2003.
isbn
8778388074
dissertation note
Thesis (doctoral)--University of Copenhagen, 2002.
language note
Summary in Danish.
catalogue key
5014271
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [436]-448) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Christian Gottlieb (b. 1961) is deputy librarian of H.M. the Queen's Reference Library, Copenhagen. He graduated in theology and church history from the universities of Copenhagen and Cambridge. Dilemmas of Reaction in Leninist Russia is his doctoral dissertation, accepted by the University of Copenhagen in 2002.
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In the moral and spiritual vacuum left in Russia by the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989-1991, some of the thinkers who first opposed the Leninist revolution of 1917 have come to a new prominence, and among these is the religious philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev (1874-1948). He expressed a passionate protest against the revolution and was clearly the most comprehensive contemporary critic of the revolutionary project from a Christian perspective. From his consistently religious perspective he foresaw with precision much of the inhuman and tyrannical potential of the revolutionary project.
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"In the moral and spiritual vacuum left in Russia by the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989-1991, some of the thinkers who first opposed the Leninist revolution of 1917 have come to a new prominence, and among these is the religious philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev (1874-1948). He expressed a passionate protest against the revolution and was clearly the most comprehensive contemporary critic of the revolutionary project from a Christian perspective. From his consistently religious perspective he foresaw with precision much of the inhuman and tyrannical potential of the revolutionary project."
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 9
Introductionp. 11
Dilemmas of reactionp. 11
Purpose, scope and methodp. 15
Revolution against Christianity
The Revolution as a challenge to Christianityp. 27
The Marxist-Leninist traditionp. 27
Direct practice, indirect theoryp. 36
The responses of the Orthodox Churchp. 43
The response of the Patriarchal churchp. 44
The 'reactionary' responsep. 49
The 'progressive' responsep. 52
Responses of the Christian intelligentsiap. 58
Before the revolutionp. 59
Slavophiles, Westernizers and their successorsp. 59
The 'Religious Renaissance'p. 66
Bulgakov and Berdyaevp. 74
Struve and Frankp. 78
After the revolutionp. 84
From the depthsp. 85
Struvep. 92
Berdyaev's response to the revolution
Berdyaev and his works 1917-1924p. 101
Berdyaev's career up to 1924p. 101
Works 1917-1924p. 118
'Spirits of the Russian Revolution', 1918p. 120
The philosophy of inequality, 1918 (1923)p. 122
The meaning of history, 1919-20 (1923)p. 134
The end of the renaissance, 1919 (1922; 1923)p. 142
The philosophy of Dostoevskii, 1920-21 (1923)p. 144
The new middle ages, 1924p. 146
Pamphlets and articles, 1917-18p. 149
Assessmentp. 151
Berdyaev's analysis of the Revolution (I) The 'revolutionary ideology'p. 154
Berdyaev's initial reactionp. 156
The revolution is anti-Christianp. 161
Berdyaev's doctrinal argumentsp. 165
Christianity and democracyp. 167
Christianity and socialismp. 168
Christianity and anarchismp. 179
The religious significance of revolutionp. 180
The revolutionary criticism of Christianity: The 'Grand Inquisitor'p. 184
Berdyaev's analysis of the Revolution (II) The 'divine world-order'p. 193
The basis of the 'divine world-order'p. 194
The 'divine world-order' applied: Principles of a political philosophyp. 203
The 'objective basis of society'p. 205
The synthesis of religion and sciencep. 210
Consequences of rejecting the divine world-orderp. 220
The critical application of 'objectivity'p. 227
The 'divine world-order' applied: The philosophy of historyp. 233
Setting and aim of the philosophy of historyp. 237
The "historical", or the centre of historyp. 244
Godmanhood: The drama of God and manp. 252
The relation of time to eternityp. 258
The existential and epistemological dimensionp. 259
The analysis of history and culture: The gradual realization of freedomp. 268
Progress versus eschatologyp. 300
Philosophy of history as a response to revolutionp. 309
The Christian alternative to the Revolutionp. 321
The 'true spiritual revolution'p. 322
The individual dimensionp. 328
The social dimensionp. 334
The social dilemma resolved: Aristocracyp. 341
Conclusions
Berdyaev's dilemmas of reactionp. 349
Berdyaev's methodp. 350
Theological and philosophical implicationsp. 358
Objectivity vs. subjectivity: Gnosis, faith and sufferingp. 359
The dilemma solved is the dilemma sharpenedp. 371
The relevance of Berdyaev's responsep. 379
Critical theoryp. 381
Positive practicep. 383
The revolution is dead!--Long live Berdyaev?p. 388
A note on related researchp. 397
Diagram of Berdyaev's philosophy of historyp. 407
Reaktionens dilemmaer i Lenins Rusland: Dansk resumep. 410
Sources and Bibliographyp. 436
Index of namesp. 449
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