Teologická etika vybraných ruských pravoslavných myslitelů [The Theological Ethics of Selected Russian Orthodox Thinkers]

  • Karel Sládek

Abstract

This study introduced ethical reflection of the three Russian Orthodox thinkers who apocalyptically reflected ethical questions of their era, in spite of the generation gap between them. Vladimir Solovjov, with his determination of the defense of the good, wanted to prepare the society of the 19th century not for the reception of an earthly prosperity, but for the recognition of the divine value of the Divine Kingdom. In the ethics Nikolaj Losskij is the first to discover the theoretical-practical facilitation of the development of the Dark Power in the first half of the 20th century. He also didn’t forget to invoke divine return to the ideal of the Divine Kingdom. Pavel Evdokimov, the youngest of the Russian writers under investigation, represented the new generation of the Russian emigrés, who – in the culture of the different world – were looking for establishing his orthodox identity in the return to patrology. The starting point for his ethics is a new way of life in Christ, the metamorphosis in the Holy Ghost and the life of the liturgical-sacramental mission in the Church. 

How to Cite
SLÁDEK, Karel. Teologická etika vybraných ruských pravoslavných myslitelů [The Theological Ethics of Selected Russian Orthodox Thinkers]. Acta Universitatis Carolinae Theologica, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 135-146, june 2014. ISSN 2336-3398. Available at: <http://theologica.cz/index.php/theologica/article/view/20>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2019.

Keywords

Orthodox ethics; Russian thinkers; good; Divine Kingdom and the life devoted to the Christ