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Offline DaveInCSA

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The writings of Nikolai Berdyaev
« on: February 24, 2014, 02:38:03 PM »
Just curious if anyone has read any Nikolai Berdyaev and how he is viewed (if he is at all) from Orthodoxy.

I'm currently reading The Destiny of Man.

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Re: The writings of Nikolai Berdyaev
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 04:25:23 PM »
I have read a lot of him in online pages (and there's a lot to find), and some in books. I absolutely love him and find him very thought-provoking, far ahead of the other religious writers from the same background. As for the opinion of others, there seems to be a mix: some consider him ok, some consider him unorthodox and are wary of him, while others consider him dangerous and to be avoided. He had sharp disagreements with a few of the major figures that English-speaking Orthodox often look up to, such as Florovsky and Lossky, so I'm sure that doesn't help his rep.
"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny--it is the light that guides your way." - Heraclitus