Vasilii Rozanov and the Creation The Edenic Vision and the Rejection of Eschatology

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2013-03-28
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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This book provides the first detailed study in English of the religious philosophy of Vasilii Rozanov, one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of Russia's Silver Age. It examines his subversion of traditional Russian Orthodoxy, including his reverence for the Creation, his focus on the family, and his worship of sex.

Rozanov is one of the towering figures of Russian culture, a major influence on thinkers and writers such as Bakhtin, Maiakovskii, and Mandel'shtam, as well as many European writers. He critiqued Orthodox theology, and wrote extensively on philosophy, literature, and politics, and helped reform marriage and divorce laws.

His enormous contribution to Russian thought has been largely neglected, and much of his work has been misunderstood. Ure addresses this by examining the basis of Rozanov's religious philosophy, the Creation of the Earth and the Book of Genesis.

Author Biography

Adam Ure completed his PhD at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, in 2009, on the religious philosophy of Vasilii Rozanov.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Rozanov's God: Creation and Eschatology
Chapter 2 Rozanov and Christ
Chapter 3 Rozanov and Ancient Egypt
Chapter 4 Rozanov and the Jews: Creation and the Everyday
Chapter 5 The Aesthetics of Creation
Chapter 6 Putting Creation into Practice: Rozanov's Opavshelistika
Conclusion Paradise Lost: Rozanov and the Philosophy of Life

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