By Andrea Oppo
This collective quantity goals to focus on the philosophical and literary inspiration of apocalypse inside of key examples within the Slavic global through the 19th and 20th centuries. From Russian realism to avant-garde portray, from the vintage fiction of the 19th century to twentieth-century philosophy, now not omitting theatre, cinema or track, the ideas of ""end of history"" and ""end of current time"" are in particular tested as stipulations for a redemptive picture of the area. to appreciate this concept is to appreciate a necessary a part of Slavic tradition, which, even if divergent and variegated it can be, converges in this particular delusion in a shocking demeanour
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Jitka Křesálková (Milan: Università degli Studi, 1993), 230. 31 Vasilij V. Rozanov, Apokalipsičeskaja sekta (Chlysty i Skopcy), op. , 8. ”32 Solov’ëv himself, during the course of his life, had demonstrated an ambivalent and controversial interest in the depositum of popular religiousness of a sectarian stamp, which in his thinking represents a sort of pendant to the idea of the universal Church, which in his mature thought, as we know, is the most authentic incarnation of universal truth. The dialectic between self-deification and ecclesiastically mediated salvation, between personal “enlightenment” (prosveščenie) and soteriology based on sobornost’, is one of the most interesting aspects of his religious philosophy.
Losskij and Berdjaev himself); a second current of a more literary tendency (Rozanov and Merežkovskij); and a third one connected to the flourishing of poetry (A. Blok, A. Belyj, and V. Ivanov). According to Berdjaev, the Russian renaissance of the beginning of the twentieth century, in its entirety, demonstrates the existence of a Russian idea, which is at heart religious and eschatological. ”30 As already mentioned in the Preface, this volume unavoidably contains only a small, selected choice of analyses, and is far from being exhaustive on this account.
132. , 133. 49 50 S h a p e s o f A p o c a l y p s e: A r t s a n d P h i l o s o p hy i n S l av i c T h o u g h t Pa r t O n e: Ph i l oso p hy exchange of the liquid consonant, of Christovščina, literally imitatio Christi, taken as far as self-martyrdom) are not purely a negative degeneration: in his thinking, marked by a programmatic “duplicity,” the phenomenology of the Sacred, even in its most distressing aspects, can never be reduced, psychoanalytically, to a mere symptomatic expression of sexual repression.
Shapes of apocalypse : arts and philosophy in Slavic thought by Andrea Oppo