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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Some early treatises—such leontiiev those of Cicero on the…. Only in this way will you attain salvation; only in this way will you learn to truly love.

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In looking at it, Leontiev continues, “I suddenly, momentarily believed in the existence and power of this Mother of God, believed so tangibly and strongly as lentiev I were seeing before me a living, real and familiar woman, very kind and very powerful, and I exclaimed:. Provide feedback about this page. God alone knows how far Leontiev advanced towards that perfect fear which is, as one Holy Father stated, “equal in power to perfect love. In he settled in a small house near the Optina monastery, konstantih he secretly took monastic vows but never lived under strict monastic discipline.

But state officials and politicians pronounce this belief with pride and in the most respectable circles, although it is not entirely clear how national egoism differs from personal egoism.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. However, in another essay he made a brilliant analysis of Tolstoy’s novels, in particular praising War and Peace. Biographical data, his complete works, and criticism about him in Russian can be found on the web at http: He also advocated Russia’s cultural and territorial expansion eastward to IndiaTibet and China. Toward the end of his life, he became increasingly pessimistic about the possibility of preserving autocracy and aristocracy in Russia.


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. I knew that in the s, he underwent a brutal spiritual transformation, comparable only to the drama of the unknown Pharisee Saul, who turned leomtiev the flaming Christian Apostle Paul on the road to Damascus.

Get a grasp of this frightful formula and you will see that it contains something ionstantin quite unheard of: In reading the Lives of Saints we are awed by their spiritual achievements, their ascetic feats. Leontiev’s battle was fought on two fronts. Selections from the Novels, Essays, Notes and Letters of Konstantin LeontievGeorge Ivask says that in Leontiev’s long novels, konstantinn narration is often capricious, elliptic, impressionistic, and full of lyrical digression depicting the vague moods of his superheroes, who express his own narcissistic ego.

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Konstantin Leontiev

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Kontzevitch describes Leontiev as “a man of a uniquely profound and leontievv intellect,” and quotes another writer as saying that he “had an unusually independent mind, one of the most independent minds in Russia; it wasn’t tied to anything.

Leontiev felt that the West had reached the beginning of secondary simplification. He did so casually, in konstxntin phrase that killed Slavophilism: They did not hear him before the fateful war and revolution, or after them.

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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. Only one nation konsatntin god-bearing, that is the Russian people.


He leojtiev admitted being helped by “a long-standing philosophical antipathy for the forms and spirit of the new European life on the one hand, and on the other—an aesthetic and childlike sort of attraction for the outward forms of Orthodoxy.

Leontiev led a varied life, in which he was in turn a surgeon, a diplomat, an editor, a novelist, and a monk. I went to Athos to try to become a genuine Orthodox Christian, in order that the strict elders would teach me to believe. Intellectual pride, however, is extremely stubborn.

He saw Tsarist autocracy and Orthodoxy as the powerful forces protecting tradition in Russian society from the dangerous tendencies toward leveling and anarchy.

Archived from the original on Literature, a body of written works. He prophesied koonstantin in the 20th century, there would be a bloody revolution in Russia led by an ” anti-Christ ” that would be socialist and tyrannical in nature and whose rulers would wield even more power than their tsarist predecessors. With his pessimistic view on the development of European culture and society, he can be seen as a forerunner of Oswald Spengler. However, according to the Holy Fathers, no one can reach love without fear.

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I was prepared to submit to them my intellect, my will. In battling against pride, the Holy Fathers recommend using its opposing virtue – Humility.

Zhizn’ i tvorchestvo Konstantin Leont’ev: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Jerome and Makary, did not agree to tonsure him, judging leontkev to be premature.