A Revolution of the Spirit Paperback

Crisis of Values in Russia, 1890-1924

by Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal; Martha Bohachevsky-Chomiak;

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A Revolution of the Spirit

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The spiritual revival that is sweeping the Soviet Union today had its genesis in the religious renaissance of the early 20th century. In both cases, it was lay intelllectuals, disenchanted with simplistic positivism and materialism, who adapted Russian orthodoxy to modern life. Their ideas reverberated, not only in religion and philosophy, but an art, literature, painting, theatre and film. Banned by the Soviet government in 1922, the writings of the religious renaissance were rediscovered in the Brezhnev era by a new generation of Soviet intellectuals disillusioned with Marxism. Circulating from hand to hand in illegal typewritten editions (samizdat), they exerted a growing influence on Soviet society, from the very top down to ordinary people. Under the new policy of glasnost, the government itself is currently reprinting their works. The selections included in this volume reflect the profundity and breadth of their thought and are presented in English for the first time.The recognition of the universal need and significance of spiritual values and ideals united this otherwise heterogeneous group and bears witness to the diversity of their approach to the basic issues of the human condition.

A Revolution of the Spirit by Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal; Martha Bohachevsky-Chomiak was published by Fordham University Press in September 1990. The ISBN for A Revolution of the Spirit is 9780823212866.

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Details for A Revolution of the Spirit

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherFordham University Press (September 1990)
Number of Pages349
Thickness26 mm
Height230 mm
Width154 mm
Product Code1195967
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