Religious Thinkers of the Russian Emigration in Paris and Their Journal, 1925-1940
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: University of Notre Dame Press
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Title Page, Copyright
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The intellectual creativity of the Russian emigration in Paris is a fairlywell-known phenomenon, chronicled very ably by Marc Raeï¬, with its im-mediate historical background narrated more recently, with great vivid-ness, by Lesley Chamberlain. But there has been a lack of more detailedstudies of the sheer variety of convictions and visions to be found among...
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First of all, Antoine Arjakovsky is to be thanked for the enormous contribu-tion that this study makes. It illumines a significant part of the history ofthe Russian emigration and its literature. More specifically, it holds up forus a diverse, often contentious group of scholars, teachers, and writers whostruggled, almost a century ago, to bring the Christian tradition as experi-...
Note on Transliteration and Other Conventions
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The transliteration from Russian used here follows the Library of Congresssystem (without diacritical marks). Slight modifications have been made inthe case of proper names for the sake of readability: the soft sign -Ñ- is omit-ted from proper names; the vowel modifier -Ð¹- is transcribed as -i- in firstnames ending in - ai or - ei (such as Nikolai, Sergei); -Ð¸Ð¹ appears as -ii in...
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This study has a threefold aim: to facilitate access to the prestigious jour-nal Putâ, orThe Way,1which is still little known; to explain the resurgenceof interest in it in Russia and France in the last decade; and, finally, to testmy methodology, which attempts to elaborate a synthesis between thehistorical truth and the accuracy of memory. Before presenting a brief...
Part 1: A Modernist Journal
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The formation of the consciousness of a generation is the fruit of com-plex processes and can be understood as a mythological phenomenon.1Raoul Girardet has shown that in periods of historical upheaval, a societyâscollective consciousness loses its traditional points of reference. That givesrise to a mythical eï¬ervescence within minority groups, which are the...
Part 2: A Nonconformist Journal
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In the 1930s, Europe experienced âpivotal yearsâ between war and peace,as expressed in the title of Henri Daniel-Ropsâs book Les annÃ©es tournantes,published in 1932. The consequences of Americaâs Great Depression, whichlittle by little spread throughout Europe, would provoke the great civiliza-tion crisis of the thirties, which had been pending since the end of the...
Part 3: A Spiritual Journal
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Before World War I, Russian intellectuals, assembled in societies of religiousphilosophy, were inspired by a paradigm of âsymbolic realism.â After therevolution of 1917, the Ã©migrÃ©s regrouped within the modernist quadri-lateral that was the âSchool of Parisâ (the Academy of Religious Philoso-phy, The Way, the St. Sergius Institute, and the Russian Student Christian...
Conclusion: The Two “Bodies” of the Review
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The Waywas not merely a publication, a body of work that for more thanfifteen years brought together the most eminent representatives of Rus -sian religious thought. As we have been able to see throughout this ac-count, it was also a âspiritual body,â a community of Russian intellectualswho were in the process of discovering their roles as spiritual figures. Al-...
Afterword to the English Translation
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During the summer of 1998, I finished writing this book as a doctoral the-sis on The Wayâa journal that many specialists consider the most bril-liant of those produced by the Russian intelligentsia in the course of thetwentieth century. Back then, my plan was to oï¬er a synthesis between thediï¬erent memories of the generation of intellectuals that participated in...
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References: Articles Published in The Way
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Figure 1. Cover of the first number of The Way (Putâ), 1925. Photo courtesy ofFigure 2. Faculty and students of the St. Sergius Institute, Paris, Spring 1926. First row,seated from left to right: Fr. Gregory Shumkin, Lev Zander, Sergius (later Fr./BishopCassian) Bezobrazov, Anton Kartashev, Fr. Sergius Bulgakov, Metropolitan Evlogy,Bishop Benjamin, Nicholas Lossky, Vladimir Ilyin, Peter Kovalevsky. Second row, left to...
About the Author, Back Cover
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Page Count: 704
Illustrations: 9 halftones
Publication Year: 2013
Series Editor Byline: John Smith, Will Wordsworth