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LEONT’EV, KONSTANTIN NIKOLAEVICH(–) Konstantin Nikolaevich Leont’ev was a Russian writer, philosopher, critic, and publicist. Like almost all. Konstantin Nikolayevich Leontyev, Leontyev also spelled Leontiev, (born Jan. 25 [Jan. 13, old style], , Kudinovo, near Kaluga. Konstantin Leontiev (Q). Russian philosopher. edit Constantin Leontiev en (French). 1 reference Konstantin. 0 references. family name.

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Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. He had a well-disposed will and the gifted counsel of Elder Ambrose, for a sincere desire for the Kingdom had led leonhiev to the famed Optina Hermitage, which earlier had similar- ly attracted other intellectual greats-Gogol, Kireyevsky, Dostoevsky. I knew of only two people in Russia at that time—him and Leo Tolstoy—who publicly protested the execution of regicides in Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a lleontiev.

For him, what he must conquer in the spiritual arena are not ideas but passions, feelings, habits, anger, rudeness, malice, envy, greed, drunkenness, depravity, laziness, etc. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica.


Either they konstntin to be destined for sainthood from their mother’s womb, or, in the case of great sinners, their conversion is so radical, their repentance so consummate that they rapidly scale the ladder of Christian perfection, leaving us below, feebly struggling to grasp the first rung. Some historians refer to Leontiev’s social philosophy as Byzantinism. But there is only one truth and therefore only a single nation can have the true God.

The most famous examples were Dostoevsky and Konstantin Leontiev. He tried to find in the Russian empire an alternative which could civilize an Eastern world that already recoiled from the commercial-minded, democratic West.


Only one nation is god-bearing, that is the Russian people. This was the thrust of the article that I brought to Chakovsky in the winter of In his collection of essays Vostok, Rossiia i slavianstvo The East, Russia, and Slavdom, —which included his main work ” Vizantizm i slavianstvo ” Byzantinism and Slavdom, he developed a biological theory of the evolution of history.

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In time the leontiv fear disappeared, while the spiritual fear remained and kept increasing. He despised the rationalism, democratization, and egalitarianism of the West of his day, which he saw as a civilization fully in the phase of decline, as evident in the domination of the bourgeoisie, whom he held in contempt for its crassness and mediocrity.

Knowing that his spiritual son was incapable of adapting leotniev Optina’s ascetic life, Elder Ambrose sent him to Holy Trinity-St.

Lekntiev on his conversion, he wrote: They undoubtedly foresaw that after the initial blaze sparked by his conversion had subsided, Leontiev would have great difficulty submitting to the rigors of monastic discipline.

Sablina, — He glorified extreme social inequality as characteristic of a civilization’s phase of flourishing complexity. He has been called the Russian Nietzsche. I was prepared to submit to them my intellect, my will. He died in the Trinity Monastery near Moscow in the same year.

This is opposed only by foolish pseudo-patriotism, which, under the pretext of love for the people wants to keep it on the road to national leonfiev, i. In both cases it was intense, inasmuch as sinful habits and passions had had time to take root and mature.

Just as such thinkers as de Maistre, Comte Joseph de MaistreThomas CarlyleFriedrich Nietzsche, and John Stuart MillLeont’ev rejected the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century, which had led to democracies in which there was no place for great men and intense, creative contradictions. This terror was at one and the same time a terror of sin and a terror of death.

I went to Athos to try to become a genuine Orthodox Christian, in order that the strict elders would teach me to believe. Seven years later, he secretly took leojtiev tonsure at the Optina monasteryfamous for its startsy. Internet Konsrantin are the best. It took the modern world, or at least the part of it that is Europe, three-quarters of a century and two world wars to come up with leomtiev understanding of how important it is to subordinate these formerly sacred national interests to the interests of the community.

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Leontiev’s battle was fought on two fronts. Shortly before his death he took monastic vows and died a monk in the Trinity -St. The name has traditionally been applied to those imaginative works of poetry and prose distinguished by the intentions of their authors and the perceived aesthetic excellence of their execution.


They undoubtedly foresaw that after the initial blaze sparked by his conversion had subsided, Leontiev would have great difficulty submitting to the rigors of monastic discipline.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. He thought it desirable to delay the growth of similar tendencies in Russia, but he concluded, with regret, that Russia’s final phase of dissolution was inevitable, and saw some signs that it had already begun. As Archimandrite Constantine Zaitsev wrote: Leontiev, however, discovered by experience that superior intelligence need not be a stumbling block to faith.

Here is the formula: He believed that the best of Russian culture was rooted in the Orthodox and autocratic heritage of Byzantiumand not the Slavic heritage that Russia shared with Eastern Europeans. Bern and Frankfurt, Germany: Reflecting on his conversion, he wrote: The Elder reposed October 10,and just a month later, on November 12, Leontiev joined him in the world beyond the grave.

Although Leont’ev can be considered one of the brilliant representatives of nineteenth-century Russian culture, on a par leonteiv Alexander Herzen, his work is not very well known. For Dostoevsky, such a proposal was not acceptable: I knew that in the s, he underwent a brutal spiritual transformation, comparable only to the drama of the unknown Pharisee Saul, who turned into the flaming Christian Apostle Paul on the road to Damascus. Contact our editors with your feedback.

They did not hear him before the fateful war and revolution, or after them. However, according to the Holy Fathers, no one can reach love without fear. By promising paradise on earth just like the utopian socialistsLeont’ev stated, they introduced heretical, humanistic elements into their religious views, making God a diluted God of love instead of a God of fear.

Athos had brought him an icon of the Mother of God.