The 3rd international workshop Folk Culture and Orthodoxy at IKBFU
This article offers a review of the International workshop ‘Folk Culture and Orthodoxy: Literature, History, Arts’, which took place at IKBFU in the framework of the 2013 Research Summer School in Philology. The author presents the topics and problem fields of open lectures delivered in the course of the workshop and analyses the positions of the participants of the discussion generated by I. A. Yesaulov’s presentation ‘Folk Culture and Orthodoxy’.
folk culture, art studies, literary work analysis...
Liturgy space and art in Orthodoxy
The author shows that liturgy in its space-time dimension models a picture of Orthodox mentality revealing its universality and integrity. This liturgical chronotope contributes to overcoming the currently dominant cognitive tendency to split or polarize Orthodox mentality. The author explores the foundations of Orthodox aesthetics and art.
religion, Orthodoxy, aesthetics, religious art, icon, liturgy, temple, space, time
The problem of hereditary sin in F.M. Dostoevsky’s novel The Brothers Karamazov
The analysis of the problem of “hereditary sin” in Dostoevsky’s novel The Brothers Karamazov is considered in the light of the discussion on the theory of “hereditary sin” within modern Orthodoxy. The author examines the “threshold situations” faced by the novel’s characters and arrives at a conclusion about the role of the “hereditary sin” problem in Dostoevsky’s literary system.
1. Достоевский Ф. М. Братья Карамазовы : в 2 т. М., 1981.
2. Дунаев М. М. Вера в горниле сомнений // Православие и...
Ideology of Armenian and Russian Orthodoxy in the mirror of ritual objects: khachkars and wayside crosses
The authors describe the main ideas and specific features of the Armenian and Russian Orthodoxy based on the analysis of Orthodox religious rituals and religious objects used in them. The authors reveal deep cognitive functions that these religious objects enable, first of all, the creation of a sacred milieu, unification of the Orthodox believer with God, and the formation of Orthodox memory. At the same time, it is noted that the Armenian khachkars are closer to pagan cultures in comparison with...
Energy and the Ways of its Conceptualisation in Cognition: an Attempt at an Epistemological Analysis
Thе article examines the connection between conceptualisation and transfer of knowledge in the humanities and analyses the role of these processes in the formation of conceptual and terminological framework for different types of discourse. The study draws on an analytical description of the development of the concept of energy in the Christian Orthodox discourse. The description was provided from the perspective of transferology — a new metadiscipline aimed to study the meaning-focused transformations...
Faces and Icons (on Vladimir Soloukhin's “The Black Boards”)
The article considers the 20th century Russian history and the spiritual state of the society as the main subjects of the book. The author outlines the connection between the icon and the ancient and contemporary history of Russia, arguing that its function is to bring the mind of a Russian back to the Christian tradition.
. Собр. соч.: в 5 т. М., 2006. Т. 3.
. Солоухин В.
А. // Русские писатели ХХ века: биографический словарь: в 2 т. / под ред. Н.
Christian foundations of F. I. Tyutchev’s oeuvre
This article revises the traditional views of Tyutchev as a panthesist, Schellingian, etc. Poems, articles, and letters are used to emphasise the Christian foundations of his oeuvre, which focuses on the anthropological problem of the ‘mystery of the human being’. The vicissitudes of human spirit, the dramatic conflict between two major metaphysical principles of anthropocentric free will and veneration of god – these and similar issue comprise the world-view foundation of the physiophilosophical...
Territorial structure of the denominational space of the South-East Baltic
The South-East Baltic is a meeting place of three branches of Christianity: Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Lutheranism. Dominant in the Baltic region, these religious confessions define the cultural landscape of the area. At the same time, they have an indirect effect on socio-economic development. In this study, we aim to identify the main components of the territorial structure and the formation and transformation factors of the denominational space in the South-East Baltic. The complexity of the...
The ideal of state and social culture according to Rus¬sian conservatives of the first quarter of the 19th century
This article analyses the conservative retrospective utopia, the main elements of which were autocracy, Orthodoxy, the principle of hierarchy, the supremacy of the rural way of life over the urban one, and the programme of national upbringing.
Рассуждение о старом и новом слоге Российского языка // Собрание сочинений и переводов. СПб., 1824. Ч. 2.
Система взглядов С.
Н. Глинки (1807—1812 гг.) // Ученые записки Тартуского университета. 1981. Вып. 513...
Historical Prussia in the mirror of confessional relations
This article develops the concept of historical process being determnined by cultural phenomena. The cultural aspect examined by the author is religious beliefs. It is shown that Prussia constituted a region of intersection between ancient Prussian paganism rooted in the proto-Indo-European era and Roman Catholic Church and Orthodoxy. The interaction of these forms of ideology is used to explain the history of Prussia.
1. Батыр А. Сказание о литовском громовержце Перкуне. М., 1893.
2. Бахтин А...
The history of the myth of L. P. Karsavin’s conversion to Catholicism
There numerous publication on the conversion of the Russian scientist and religious philosopher Lev Karsavin to Catholicism. Meanwhile, the juxtaposition of the memories of those who witnessed the last years of Karsavin's life as well as many other documents of that time make it possible to assert that his conversion to another faith is only a myth created by enthusiastic zealots of Catholicism, since it contradicts the dying philosopher’s testimony.
1. Ванеев А. А. Два года в Абези. В память...
Significance of social contract theories for the development of political philosophy in Russia
Critical objections to applying social contract theories towards Russian social and political reality are being analyzed, categorized and challenged.
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Самодержавие крепостных: современные границы и возможности
преодоления // Индекс. 2007. №
Мукаддима // Историко-философский ежегодник 2007. М., 2008.
Serbs as seen by Russians in the late 17th/19th century
This article identifies the origins of some ideological stereotypes relating to the perception of Serbs in Russia in the late 18th/19th century and their political and economic practices. It is shown that, on the one hand, the image of Serbs was largely distorted by ideas prevalent in the Russian society at the time and, on the other hand, Russians were illinformed about the perception of Russia in Serbia.
1. Архив внешней политики Российской империи.
2. Богоявленский С. К. Из русско-сербских...
V. The hagiographic topic in I. S. Shmelev’s novel The Inexhaustible Chalice
In this article, we discuss the hagiographic topics in I. S. Shmelev’s novel The Inexhaustible Chalice, which are expressed through different components of the novel’s literary structure — ranging from the individual traits of the main character, Ilya Sharonov, to twists of the plot and the milestones of his biography. We maintain that in terms of the genre this novel resembles both the lives of the righteous and the lives of the venerable. The novel conforms to the canons of hagiographic texts because...