Nikolai Alexandrovich Berdyaev was a Russian political and also Christian religious philosopher who emphasized the existential spiritual significance of human freedom and the human person. The Russian Orthodox religious philosopher Nikolai A. Berdyaev was born into an aristocratic family in Kiev, Ukraine. At the turn of the century, the Czarist. Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Nicolas ioned.

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Creative spiritual development represents a new principle which signifies an offering of human freedom to God, an offering which God expects from us. He lived through the Berdtaev occupation unmolested. Berdyaev decided on an intellectual career and entered the Kiev University in Jon N sandra added it Jan 06, As it stands, this book was well worth reading, but I am a little disappointed in the above errors.

October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Berdyaev criticized Russian Orthodox Church and described his views as anticlerical[7]but this should be considered in the context of an abusive distortion of the “we” aspect of churchly Sobornost by a pseudo “us-them” class divisive Marxist-like mentality.

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The secret of evil is the secret of freedom. Anna Kurasova rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Nikolai Berdyaev was born at Obukhiv[2] Kiev Governorate inin an aristocratic military family. David Bonner Richardson described Berdyaev’s philosophy as Christian existentialism and personalism.

Maria marked it as to-read Sep 20, A fiery article, entitled “Quenchers of the Spirit”, criticising the rough purging of Imiaslavie Russian monks on Mount Athos by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church using tsarist troops, caused him to be charged with the crime of blasphemythe punishment for which was exile to Siberia for life.

Alternate historical spellings of his name in English include “Berdiaev” and “Berdiaeff”, and of his given name as “Nicolas” and “Nicholas”. Berdyaev recognized that Boehme’s thought was heterodox in some points, yet he still allowed himself an over dependence on him when it came to concepts like the ungrund, which wind up being the most problematic for Boehme’s orthodoxy, i.


Mark Buckley added it Oct 20, In the years that he spent in France, Berdyaev wrote 15 books, including most of his most important works. Books by Nikolai A. If existence is a hobby of This book is fantastic.

Freedom and the Spirit

The philosophy of freedom begins with a free act before which there is not, nor can there be, existence, being. FS, I, Freedom is not only man’s freedom, but man’s fate as well.

After the revolution he founded the Free Academy of Spiritual Culture and was given the chair of philosophy at the University of Moscow. Dilek Murgul added it Aug 26, Samenvatting In this book, Berdyaev tells us that the creative development of the spirit and the free exercise of man’s powers can be conceived only as the free cooperation of man with the work of God.

This bottomless darkness of being, pre-existent before all good and all evil, cannot be rationalized, fully and completely: Reviews Schrijf een review. He also published works about Russian history and the Russian national character. Erin marked it as to-read Mar 27, Our substantial nature could not be the basis of freedom.

Nikolai Berdyaev – On Freedom

This is what Berdyaev said about himself: SC, Freedom of the spirit which itself gives birth to consequences, which creates life, is revealed to us a bottomlessness, baselessness, as a force from out the boundless deep.

God is almighty over being, but not over nothingness, or over freedom. This page was last edited on sirit Decemberat I do feel that he did not sufficiently recognize that his more positive take on Kabbalah, and previous forms of theosophy, is not totally consistent with his negative views on 19th century and 20th century theosophy and anthroposophy.


Our mission is to be collaborators with God in His continuing creation of the world. In he was invited to lecture at the Sorbonne. Peycho Kanev rated it it was amazing Feb 04, Andragiu marked it as to-read Sep 11, To quote Berdyaev, “the spiritual world is like a torrent of fire in free creative dynamism.

He died at Clamart March 24, Berdyaev was among those that chose to remain under the omophor of the Moscow Patriarchate. Lyonnel rated it it was amazing Oct 10, They have no right to speak for freedom, who recognize berdyaaev only for themselves and their friends.

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Nikolai Berdyaev

Mariana Wilson rated it it was amazing Jun 02, Inna marked it as to-read Feb 03, His dependence on Boehme, despite his clear reservations, is most of what I take issue with.

CE, Every freedom always predicates discipline and asceticism and always perishes if these are lacking. I have an interest in some of his ideas, but he is an bdrdyaev that one has to be very cautious in being influenced by.

Now there is a man who had a “point of view”! Berdyaev later became interested in mystical and religious ideas, and developed a process cosmology and theology. Levertijd We doen er alles aan om dit artikel op tijd te bezorgen. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

According to him, we can all attempt to do this by tapping the divine creative powers which constitute our true nature. Josh marked it as to-read Jul 09,