Apology of Culture: Religion and Culture in Russian Thought - eBook
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Apology of Culture: Religion and Culture in Russian Thought - eBook  -     Edited By: Artur Mrowczynski-Van Allen, Teresa Obolevitch, Pawel Rojek
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Title: Apology of Culture: Religion and Culture in Russian Thought - eBook
Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Pickwick Publications
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781498203999
ISBN-13: 9781498203999
Stock No: WW110211EB

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Contemporary philosophy and theology are ever more conscious of the fact that the model of relations between religion and culture developed in modernity is fundamentally flawed. The processes of the secularization of society, culture, and even religion are rooted in the dualistic vision of religion and culture introduced in the late Middle Ages. In seeking a way out, we need to explore domains of culture unaffected by Western European secular thinking. Russian thought is remarkably well prepared to formulate an alternative to secular modernity. Indeed, in Russian culture there was neither a Renaissance nor an Enlightenment. Eastern Christianity retained an integral patristic vision of human nature that had not been divided into separate "natural" and "supernatural" elements. These pre- and non-modern visions are now gaining exceptional value in the postmodern reality in which we find ourselves. The heritage of Russian Christian thought may serve as a source of inspiration for alternative approaches to religion and culture. In this respect, Russian thought may be compared with nouvelle theologie, Radical Orthodoxy, and other recent movements in Christian postsecular thought. For this reason it remains astonishingly contemporary.

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Artur Mrowczyński-Van Allen is Professor at the International Center for the Study of the Christian Orient and Instituto de Filosofia "Edith Stein," Granada, Spain. He is the author of Between the Icon and the Idol (Cascade, 2013). Teresa Obolevitch is Professor at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland. Recently she published in French La philosophie religieuse russe (2014). Paweł Rojek is Assistant Lecturer at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland.

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